Council accepting applications for mayor

Ben DeClue

LDR photo/Steve Smith

Assistant to the City Administrator Ben DeClue speaks to the Lebanon City Council during its meeting Monday night.


The Lebanon City Council is taking applications for the position of mayor, which has been vacant since the resignation of Josh Ray on June 12.

At its Monday night meeting, the council adopted a resolution to place “appointment of mayor” on the agenda for its July 24 meeting.

The council also voted to accept applications until July 10 from residents interested in being mayor. Applicants will fill out a form and be interviewed at a public council work session. To become mayor, the person selected must be nominated by council and receive a majority vote of council members.

Council members could question the candidates during the session. Assistant to the City Administrator Ben DeClue suggested that the city could hold an event after the meeting where members of the public could speak informally to the candidates. He said he would act Tuesday to get the word out.

“I’ll have a modified application from the council application. We’ll post it on the website and do a press release and put it on the Facebook page as well,” DeClue said.

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