The search to fill the vacant district one seat on Waco City Council has ended.

Noah Jackson Jr. will succeed Wilbert Austin, who served on council for 11 years but had to step down due to his declining health.

Jackson is a retired VA Medical Center employee who has lived in Waco his entire life.

"I've worked on many committees for the City of Waco including Parks and Recreation," Jackson said.

Jackson said his goals include supporting job growth, revitalizing Elm Avenue and encouraging more businesses to open in Waco.

"It's just been an area where there are not very many businesses, a lot of churches but no business and we need a little bit more commerce over here," Jackson said.

City Council chose Jackson from 11 candidates who applied for the seat. He will finish Austin's term, which ends on May 20. He will be sworn in on June 20.

Jackson said he has no plan to run for the seat in the next election.