City Council approves selection of new city attorney

Newly-appointed City Attorney Sean Brown and his son, Sawyer, address the Gillette City Council during the their regular meeting on Dec. 7. (Screenshot/GPA-TV)

Months after the sudden resignation of his predecessor, the Gillette City Council on Tuesday publicly announced the acceptance of Sean Brown as the next city attorney.

Formerly a deputy county and prosecuting attorney with the Campbell County Attorney’s Office, Brown will replace Anthony Reyes, who resigned as city attorney in September after spending nearly four years in the position beginning in 2017.

During a regular city council meeting Dec. 7, Brown expressed his gratitude to the council and city staff for their time during the selection process and that he was eager to get started having recently been briefed on the city’s objectives in the coming year.

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“I hope to reward you all by doing my part to help the city meet those objectives,” he said, adding that he and his wife, Jennifer, have loved the community of Gillette since they first moved to town in 2017 and have come to care about what the future holds in store for it.

The council unanimously approved his employment contract that begins January 2022.

“I look forward to continuing my public service on the first of the year,” he said.