Council members narrow down list to fill Iven's seat to Christopher, Horn and Metz

Maryville city council members have picked the three nominees who will be vetted in October before they pick one of them to fill the seat left vacant with the death of councilman Ron Ivens.

City attorney David Black said the three individuals are Dede Christopher, Teresa Horn and Fred Metz.

Black said there will be an interview process at the work session at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Maryville Municipal Building. “They will not pick during work session but that will be a public meeting. They’ll conduct interviews at that time and then they will vote on Nov. 4.

The city attorney said resumes were submitted to him. “I sent them out individually to council members,” Black said. “They selected their top three choices individually and sent that back to me to narrow it down to the three based on their choices, each one did their own assessment.”

Black said requirements for being a city council member state each candidate must be 18 years old and a resident of the city, “plus whatever subjective things each council member considered from the resumes.

The city attorney said he had written each candidate not chosen and expressed appreciation for their interest. “We do appreciate their continued participation in public affairs,” he said.

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