City Council Member Selected From Group of Applicants

The Kirksville City Council made its selection to fill a vacant seat. According to a press release, Jennifer Walston was selected, through an application process, to fill the vacancy left by Chuck Long, who resigned on April 5 because he was moving out of the area.

Council members are responsible for filling vacancies that exist on the City Council, selecting someone to serve until the next municipal election in April 2022 when the voters will have a chance to select someone to serve the balance of this council seat.
Mayor Burden expressed appreciation to the four applicants, encouraging the remaining three to consider applying for any future vacancies that occur on any one of the City’s boards and commissions. In her application, Walston noted that she believes the City Council’s job description is first and foremost a call to listen, learn, discern, and act. In response to being selected for the seat, Walston said she is humbled and honored to be chosen to serve the city in this capacity during the coming year.

Walston will be sworn in this coming Monday. The City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting, followed by the regular Council Study Session, starting at 5:30 pm