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Councilman Ledbetter resigns, city seeks to fill open council seat

Post Date:07/24/2019 3:01 PM

The City of Nixa is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on its city council following the resignation of District 1 Councilman Jimmy Ledbetter. Ledbetter’s resignation will be effective following the council meeting scheduled on July 22, 2019.

Ledbetter, a business intelligence engineering manager for a local banking software company, is relocating to the Oviedo, Florida area with his family. “This has been a very difficult decision for us,” says Ledbetter. “My family and I love this area. We are very proud of everything that we have been a part of. When my council position opened, I was so pleased that you gave me the opportunity to represent you.” Ledbetter says his time on council provided an in-depth education about how the city government operates. Ledbetter says he is especially proud to have worked with the city’s partner agencies to maintain strong relationships across the community, and he is excited to see the progress of downtown revitalization efforts. Ledbetter says, “I can’t wait to see what is next for Nixa.”

Residents of District 1 may submit a letter of interest by 4:30pm on Friday August 9th addressed to the City Clerk, Cindy Robbins, expressing their desire to be considered for appointment to represent the district. Mayor Brian Steele will review the letters of interest and select a candidate for recommendation to council. Council will vote to fill the seat at the August 12th council meeting. Candidates will be invited to attend that meeting to address council regarding their desire to serve, prior to the vote. The person appointed to the seat will serve as a member of city council representing District 1 until the end of Mr. Ledbetter’s current term, which expires following the April 7, 2020 municipal election.

See a map of the city’s districts.
(District 1 includes the northern area of the city.)

Letters of interest should be mailed to:

Cindy Robbins, City Clerk
P.O. Box 395
Nixa, MO 65714