Three women, Deborah Altermatt, Sandie Roach and Iris Darling have applied for the a vacant seat on the Seward City Council. The seat was vacated with the recent death of longtime council member and former mayor Vanta Shafer. The term of the seat expires in October, 2014, at which point the seat will go before the voters at the October 2014 municipal election. At that election, the seat will be noticed as a one year term.
The deadline to apply was noon Tuesday.
All three are well known, well respected figures in the local business community and have great familiarity with the tourist industry through their work . They have also each been very active for years in the community at large. Altermatt is known through her business-Sailing Inc, also chairs the city’s Port and Commerce Advisory Board. Darling recently sold the historic Seward store, Brown and Hawkins, which she owned and ran along with her husband Hugh. Roach manages the local school bus line, and chairs the Seward Planning and Zoning Commission.
They will be interviewed by the City Council, who will then select one of them for the position during next Monday’s February 24th council meeting.