Selby re-elected Yukon’s mayor, Cacini new vice-mayor

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Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby shakes hands with new Vice-Mayor Rick Cacini after their elections during the May 4th city council meeting. Selby begins a second, one-year term as mayor. City council members annually select a mayor and vice mayor at the first meeting each May. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

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.

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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.”

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