Former Mayor Richard Anderson and ten others have submitted resumes and letters of interest for possible for possible appointment to the City Council seat vacated by the resignation of former member Mark Abram.

Others expressing interest in the position include Vickie Kress, Terry Sipe, Ken Skousen, Kent Simmons, Joe Longoria, Shawn Walsh, Ryan Dooley, Jason Millin, M.J. Matusek and Ed Atkkinson.

Applications are due by 5PM Tuesday, March 15 and will be reviewed at the Council’s March 21 meeting. The City Clerk is posting daily updates of all applicants on the city’s website,

The city is urging the public to email members of the City Council and offer their input on the candidates. All information can be found at, including email addresses for Mayor Gates and all Council members.