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Selection of city council president delayed until February

GILLETTE, Wyo. – The Gillette City Council on Tuesday voted to postpone selecting a council president until a vacant Ward III council seat is filled. 

The motion to table the issue of selecting a city council president was made by Councilmember Tim Carsrud, who indicated he wished to postpone the selection until the first city council meeting in February. 

Of the motion, Carsrud said he wished to hold off on making a decision until after the council goes through the interview and selection process of appointing a new city council member to represent Ward III, a seat on the council left vacant when Mayor Shay Lundvall moved up to his current position. 

Lundvall had previously been appointed to serve as the council president in 2022. Before him, former councilmember Nathan McLeland, who ran against Lundvall in the 2022 Mayoral Election, was council president. 

The City of Gillette is currently accepting applications to fill the vacant city council seat. The council itself plans to hold candidate interviews on Jan. 17 and expects to make an appointment shortly thereafter.