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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Ward One Councilmember Weems Resigns; Council Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacant Seat


During its meeting on Monday, the City Council formally accepted Ward One Councilmember Robert Weem’s resignation.

Weems notified the Council of his intent to resign during the February 11 Council meeting, citing a move out of the city limits as the reason. Weems was elected in April 2015.

“Councilmember Weems has served our community well during his nearly four years on the Council. His perspective will be missed, and we wish him well in his new home,” Mayor Sissom said.

During the meeting Monday, the City Council also reviewed the timeline and process for filling the vacant seat.

  • Those seeking appointment must submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications to the City Clerk. The documents can be submitted in person or by mail to Merriam City Hall. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m.
  • To be eligible for this appointment, candidates must be a “qualified elector,” which means the person must be a registered voter in the City and the ward at the time of appointment.
  • The City Council will interview all qualified candidates within 30 days following the March 27 deadline.

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