Buffalo Common Council member Demone Smith announced his resignation on Tuesday to take a job as director of the Buffalo Employment Training Center.

“Demone Smith is a seasoned professional, and his 15 plus years of experience working with all levels of government, community members, organizations and city residents will play a key role in forming new partnerships that will further ensure Buffalo’s workforce system meets the needs of our growing economy,” Mayor Byron Brown said of his new staff member.

The Buffalo Common Council received and accepted his resignation at a Tuesday Common Council Meeting.