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Airway Heights accepting applications for vacant City Council position


The city of Airway Heights is wasting no time in searching for a replacement for Barron Williamson’s position on the City Council, which will be vacant after June 30.

Williamson resigned his position from the council at the June 2 meeting. Williamson moved to Airway Heights back in 2006 and served on the city’s Planning Commission before being elected to the council. He left Airway Heights after taking a new job in Atlanta.

The city is currently accepting applications for the vacant position. City Manager Albert Tripp said city staff would compile the applications and bring them to the City Council at an upcoming study session. The City Council will invite finalists for the position to a future council meeting for an interview.

“The council is trying to understand why that person is applying for the position, what their goals are and what they could offer the city if they were appointed to the council,” Tripp said.

Williamson’s position is for an unexpired term through Dec. 31, 2015. Tripp said if the person would like to continue their place on the City Council, they could run for election in November of that year.

Tripp said that the new councilman or councilwoman has the option to take over Williamson’s position on the Public Works and the Community and Economic Development committees.

“But if their strengths lie in other areas, the council could rearrange committees based on that person’s interests,” Tripp said.

Citizens interested in the council position can download an application from the city’s website or pick one up at City Hall. Applications must be turned in by June 27 at 5 p.m.

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