eBuzz: Field is set for open council seat; a dozen want to finish Turley’s term

By on January 4, 2013


JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The application deadline for the vacant seat on the town council has passed. Councilwoman Melissa Turley stepped down officially on January 2 to accept her post to the Board of County Commissioners.
Mayor Mark Barron – along with council members Bob Lenz, Hailey Morton, and Jim Stanford – will choose from among 12 applicants who submitted letters of interest for a spot on the council. The council will determine the next steps in the selection process at their Monday night meeting on January 7. Morton and Stanford will also be sworn in that evening.

The candidates are as follows:

Stephen McDonald

Jon Stuart

Emy diGrappa

Don Frank

John Stennis

Kari Cooper

Mark Nowlin

Mike Gierau

Phillip Cameron

Kelly Egan

Lisa Carranza

Chandler Church

Mayor Barron said, “I’m impressed with the quality of the applicants. They have varying experience and unique skill sets to offer. Regardless of who is eventually selected we’ll be in good shape to meet the needs of the people of Jackson.”

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