Council member’s names drawn to sit on nominating committee

While the City of Guthrie continues to accept nominees to sit on the city council, the nominating committee was randomly drawn out on Thursday.

The City is seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacant city council position representing Ward III for the balance of an existing term through the first Monday in May 2021.

The seat became available following the resignation of Gaylord Z. Thomas. Related article: Gaylord Z. Thomas resigns from council

On Thursday, City Clerk Kim Biggs drew randomly from the names of current council members to determine the make-up of the nominating committee. City Manager Leroy Alsup witnessed the drawing, while the drawing was recorded by video.

The three names drawn were Steve Gentling, Jeff Taylor and Don Channel. The alternates (in order) were Jim Case, Brian Bothroyd and James Long.

The council will accept applications from interested parties until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration the application should be received prior to the first review of applicants on Monday, January 6.

Following interviews of the applicants, the council shall select, by an affirmative vote of at least four members to fill the vacancy. 

To qualify, applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America and the State of Oklahoma, 21 years of age or older, a registered voter, a resident of the City two years immediately preceding the date of the last general election and a resident of the Ward III.


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