Several applicants have expressed interest in the temporary appointment to the recently vacated Ward 5 seat on the Bartlesville City Council. The seat became vacant after former councilor Dr. Joseph Callahan relocated to another state for an employment opportunity.
Several weeks ago the council announced that an interested Ward 5 resident would be appointed to fulfill Callahan’s unexpired term, which ends in November 2018, when all five council ward seats are subject to election. Interested parties were asked to send letters of interest and resumes to the City Manager’s Office. Seven Ward 5 residents responded.
On Tuesday, the City Council voted to receive the applications. Interviews will be conducted in the coming weeks and an appointment will be announced during a meeting in February.
Applicants for the position are Gary Collins, Janice P. Dreiling, Steven C. Staley, Trevor Dorsey, Don Pyles, Nicholas Allgood and Jim Barnes.