Council to appoint temporary representative for Ward 5

The Bartlesville City Council will appoint a Ward 5 resident to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Joseph Callahan, who announced last week that he will vacate the seat due to relocation.

Seats for all sitting City Council members, including Callahan, are subject to re-election in November 2018. The council will appoint someone to fulfill the unexpired Ward 5 term until the election.

To be eligible for the appointment, applicants must meet the following requirements, as outlined in the City Charter:

  • Must be a resident of Ward 5 for at least six months prior to the appointment
  • May have no felony convictions
  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • May hold no other position in the city government by appointment of the city manager or public office which would constitute a conflict of interest

Ward 5 boundaries include northern Bartlesville east of Washington Boulevard and north of Ohio Street, and east of Madison Boulevard from Nowata Road to the northern and eastern city limits. For more information, see City Ward Maps and Ward 5 Map.

Anyone interested in being appointed to represent Ward 5 for the remainder of the current term should submit a resume and letter of interest to the city manager’s office, located on the second floor of City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave. Resumes may also be emailed to rebanes@cityofbartlesville.org. City Council members work on a “volunteer” basis, receiving only a modest monthly stipend ($10 per meeting, up to $40 per month) in attendance fees.

Resumes/letters will be accepted through Dec. 15. The council is expected to vote to appoint a temporary representative during its regularly scheduled meeting in February.