Council appoints Quinn Schipper to Ward 4 seat

June 4, 2024
Bartlesville resident Quinn Schipper, left, is sworn in by City Attorney Jess Kane after being appointed to fill the Ward 4 council seat during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

The Bartlesville City Council voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Quinn Schipper to the Ward 4 seat on the City Council.

Schipper will fulfill the unexpired term of Billie Roane, who died April 5 following a brief illness. The seat will be subject to election, along with the other four council seats, in November.

“While Ms. Roane can never be replaced, the council has a responsibility to appoint a representative for the residents of Ward 4,” said Mayor Dale Copeland. “In the process of doing that, we had the privilege of interviewing and getting to know seven great candidates who applied to serve. It is wonderful to see these citizens step forward and make themselves available.

“The experience, interest, and preparation of Quinn Schipper made him an obvious and unanimous choice of the City Council. I congratulate Quinn on his selection as our Ward 4 council representative, and I look forward to working together in the months ahead.”

Schipper moved to Bartlesville in 2020 from Stillwater and has attended 45 Bartlesville City Council meetings since that time. He is a retired minister, author, and educator. He serves on the City of Bartlesville Planning Commission, the Water Resources Committee, and the Bartlesville Comprehensive Plan Committee. He is currently participating in the inaugural City of Bartlesville Citizens Academy.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed to the Bartlesville City Council to represent Ward 4,” said Schipper. “The late Billie Roane was a mentor and friend from whom I learned much sitting together on the City Planning Commission and two committees. I value the opportunity now to serve alongside a respected team of fellow councilors, city staff, and others. I am wholeheartedly committed to building relationships with constituents across the ward and working together for the good of Bartlesville.”

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