Hyrum City Council to fill vacancy

The <a href=”http://hyrumcity.org/city-government/elected-officials-2″ target=”_blank”>Hyrum City Council</a> will interview three candidates Thursday evening who have applied to fill a seat on the council vacated by Aaron Woolstenhulme.  Following interviews during tonight’s Hyrum City Council Meeting, the successful candidate will be appointed and administered an oath of office. He or she will then fulfill the remainder of Woolstenhulme’s unexpired term, serving through December 31, 2017.

Hyrum City posted the notice inviting applications for the position on April 16, with an application deadline of May 1. The three Hyrum City residents who applied are Steve Adams, Wanda Price Lewis and Vicky McCombs.

In introductory letters submitted to the Hyrum City Council, the candidates shared their reasons for applying.

Adams said he is a fifth-generation resident of Hyrum who wants to “keep our city a great place to live and raise a family.” Citing extensive volunteer service throughout the community, Adams said he would like the city to focus on responsible growth, enhanced recreational activities and a balanced budget.

Wanda Price Lewis wrote of her skills in organization, listening and research. She said “our citizenry comes first” and listed examples of the civic service she has performed in several communities in which she’s lived, including being a member of the Hyrum Museum Board. Lewis noted her intention to fill Woolstenhulme’s unexpired term and then run for reelection.

McCombs mentioned the needs of Hyrum City’s senior citizens, saying, “they are the ones who have made our freedoms possible and they have a need to be heard and respected.” She said her interest in local politics comes from a desire to serve as the community builds and grows, emphasizing the importance of unity and supporting Hyrum’s youth.

Candidates for office in Hyrum City are required to meet the following qualifications: 1. Be a United States citizen; 2. Be a registered voter of Hyrum City; 3. Be a resident of Hyrum City for at least 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the appointment; and 4. Not be a convicted felon, unless their right to hold elective office has been restored.  

Tonight’s Hyrum City Council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers, located at 60 W. Main. More information about the meeting, including a complete agenda, is available at <a href=”http://www.hyrumcity.org/”>www.hyrumcity.org</a>.

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