Voters in the City of Brooks will be going back to the polls in the new year. Mayor Martin Shields officially resigned his seat on council this week after winning the Bow River riding in last month’s federal election. Shields was elected in 2007 to the post and was instrumental in Brooks being designated a city. Brooks CAO Alan Martens says there will also be an election for a councillor. Barry Morishita has resigned as councillor in order to run for the Mayors chair. No other councillor has said at this time they intend on running. The Brooks By-election will be held on January 18th.