Clarion council welcomes interim member

The Clarion City Council approved a new member to fill a vacancy during their regular meeting on Monday, July 9. Four people had expressed interest in finishing the remaining term left by Josh Diamond and while the council stated their appreciation for all the civic minded volunteers, it was Teresa Lancaster who was ultimately selected to fill the empty seat.

“I feel very strongly that all four candidates would do an excellent job,” said council member Andy Young, who nominated Lancaster. “Teresa has run for council on two occasions and that speaks to her determination.”

Lancaster was present for the decision and was sworn in on the- spot following unanimous approval. She will not only take over Diamond’s seat on the council, but will also assume his position on the finance, library, and airport subcommittees.

Taking her place at the table, Lancaster was quickly thrown into a tough discussion as the council considered a controversial rezoning application.

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