Wythe's Election Leaves Open Council Seat

Aaron Selbig


     Anyone who lives in the City of Homer and feels the call to public service might have a good opportunity in front of them. Due to the recent election of Homer City Council member Beth Wythe to the office of mayor, there is a vacant seat on the council. Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson says anyone interested in filling the seat is encouraged to apply. 

     Applications for the one-year term will be accepted until Friday, October 19th, at 5 p.m. This is a one-year term, expiring in October 2013. Eligible candidates must be registered voters of the City and must have been a resident within the City limits for at least a year.

     Wythe defeated fellow council member Bryan Zak in the race for Homer mayor in the October 2nd municipal election. She was elected after serving for eight years on the city council. In an election night interview with KBBI, she said she looks forward to continuing to work with the council.

     "I think that there isn't anybody sitting at the (council) table that doesn't have 100 percent of their energy and focus (on) trying to determine what is best for this community," she said.

     The election results were certified at the last council meeting Monday night. Wythe will officially take over as mayor at a swearing-in ceremony Monday, October 15th. 

     Applications for the vacant council seat are available at the Clerk’s Office or at the city website, cityofhomer-ak.gov.