Ward 4 representative to pursue open municipal judge position
Bartlesville Vice Mayor Alan Gentges on Thursday submitted his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately.
Gentges, who represents Ward 4 on the council, plans to pursue the open position of municipal judge for the City of Bartlesville.
The municipal judge position was vacated in December 2020 after Judge Steve Conatser passed away. Retired Special Judge John Gerkin has served as acting judge since that time.
Municipal judge is one of four City positions, along with city manager, treasurer and City attorney, which serve directly under the supervision of the City Council. The council will select a permanent appointment to the position over the coming weeks.
The council will also determine how to move forward with filling the open Ward 4 seat on the council during an upcoming meeting. In accordance with the City Charter, it is likely applications for appointment to fulfill Gentges’ unexpired term will be considered. An announcement will be made regarding the application process at a later date.