Montrose, CO — A majority of Montrose City Councilors voted to appoint Anthony Russo to the City Council’s District II seat Tuesday evening during their regular meeting. Russo was appointed by a vote of 3-1.
Russo’s appointment fills a vacancy left by Dave Bowman who resigned from the council on May 3. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the council held its work session Tuesday morning to interview three candidates, Russo, Jeff Rice, and Edward J. Ulibarri who each were eligible to serve in the district. Rice received one vote to join the council.
(Montrose City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo, left, administers the City Council oath to newly appointed City Councilor Anthony Russo during Tuesday's regular meeting.)
As set forth by the City Charter, the City Council formally votes to appoint a replacement within 30 days of a vacancy. The procedure used to fill vacancies on the City Council is the same as the process used to appoint new members to the city’s Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission.
To fill the vacancy in the District II City Council seat, applications were accepted only from residents residing within the district.
City Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell, and David Reed all thanked the applicants for taking the time to apply for the vacancy and interest in public service.
In accordance with the City Charter, the District II seat will be on the ballot for the 2022 General Municipal Election.
For more information about the City Council visit CityofMontrose.org/CityCouncil.