Filling a Vacancy on City Council

Appointment of First Ward Council Member

On May 12, 2021, recently elected First Ward City Council Candidate Patrick Hathaway notified the City Clerk that he would not be able to fulfill his term. The City Charter, Section 2.06(c), requires City Council to appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of his term (beginning July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2023) within 30 days, or a special election will be held. 

City Council will seek applicants for the vacancy and will interview some or all applicants in open public meetings. Based on the timeline laid out in the Charter, City Council plans to vote on an appointment at a July 27 special meeting.


  • Applications received from July 8 to July 16
  • Interviews with City Council July 20
  • Vote to appoint Council Member July 27


Applicants must have the qualifications for a current First Ward City Council member. This means the applicant must reside in the current First Ward boundaries. You can view a map of the current Ward boundaries below.

List of Applicants

  1. Seth Collins
  2. Jenny Thoma
  3. Michael Bradley
  4. G. Darren Taylor
  5. M. Joe Abu-Ghannam

Ward Boundaries Map

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