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City Council selected three top finalists yesterday to fill the vacant Council General Seat A. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details on the final three candidates.
The chosen candidate will fill the vacancy left by Bob Stephens, who is now the new mayor of Springfield. Cora Scott, Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement, says the three finalists – Michael Carroll, Jan Fisk, and Arthur Hodge - were chosen out of nine applicants.
“The top three then will come before council again, most likely in a meeting prior to their regular Monday evening meeting, which would be June 18th, and then they will be presented each with a set of questions posed by council at that time.”
Michael Carroll has been a resident of Springfield for seven years, and is currently the controller of Andy’s Frozen Custard. He received his doctorate at the University of Missouri, and is a former member of both the Greene County Board of Equalization and Leadership Springfield.
Jan Fisk is co-owner of J. Howard Fisk Limousines. A Springfield resident for 37 years, she graduated from Missouri State University and has since been involved in different organizations around the community.
Arthur Hodge is a retired U.S. Army veteran. He worked in Springfield Public Schools as an attendance adviser and security member.
“The next step is to have each one of these finalists come before council. The public is invited to either tune in and watch that on cable access, they can go online at springfieldmo.gov and see it live, or they can come down to city hall and hear from these finalists themselves as they are addressing council. Then they’ll make a selection so that we can get someone reinstated into that vacancy.”
The person who is selected will fill Council Seat A until that term expires in 2013.
For KSMU News, I’m Rebekah Clark.