Krejci fills empty seat on council
The Deer Creek City Council filled one vacant seat, but learned another one may be opening in the near future.
During its regularly scheduled meeting last Monday night, the Deer Creek City Council appointed Kris Krejci to the city council. She was one of two people who expressed an interest in filling the vacant seat left by Brenda Lee, who resigned from the council last month after moving outside the city limits. Krejci had applied for an open council position in 2014 when Mary Lee Weaver moved to a different community. That time, the council appointed Bob Wierma to the position.
On Monday night, councilman Danny Hendershot said appointing Krejci would be a way to bring a different perspective to the council than the four current members, who are all male.
“What I want to see is a female to show us a different perspective,” he said. In recent years, the council has always had one female council member or a mayor, up until Lee resigned her position in December.
Though they liked Krejci, Councilman Jim Hill and Mayor Tom Svarvari said they liked the experience Joe Brown could bring to the council in terms of water and sewer infrastructure. However, Hendershot said passing over Krejci once again for the position could discourage other people in the community from coming forward to serve on the council.
“We need fresh blood,” said Hendershot. “I want to encourage people to apply for this job.” read entire story. . . .