By Conrad Dudderar
Shelli Selby will continue her service as Yukon’s mayor at least for another year.
The Yukon City Council, at its May 4th meeting, voted 5-0 to appoint Selby to the position for a second straight year. Selby, the Ward 2 council representative, first became Yukon’s mayor in May 2020 in a 3-2 vote to succeed Mike McEachern.
Several city leaders have credited Selby for leading the City of Yukon and the council during challenges of the past year, notably the COVID-19 crisis.
As mayor, Selby helped oversee the process of selecting a new city manager. Tammy Kretchmar was chosen to succeed longtime Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby, who retired in January.
SPLIT VOTE FOR VICE-MAYOR
Meanwhile, Cacini was selected as Yukon’s new vice mayor in a split city council vote.
Cacini, who was nominated by Ward 3 Council Member Donna Yanda, was elected to that post in a 3-2 vote at the May 4th meeting. Selby also voted for him.
Ward 4 Council Member Aric Gilliland had nominated At-Large Councilman Jeff Wootton to continue as vice mayor for a second year.
Gilliland thanked Wootton for his year of service as vice mayor and for his “passion and integrity.”