Yukon City Council reelects mayor, vice mayor

Wootton takes oath for second term as at-large member

Shelli Selby

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon’s mayor and vice mayor were re-elected this week for another year while one City Council member took the oath of office for a new term.

Shelli Selby continues as mayor and Jeff Wootton continues as vice mayor after elections at the May 2nd Yukon City Council meeting.

City of Yukon voters elect representatives for wards 1-4 and at-large positions on the five-member city council.

At the first meeting in May, the council itself decides who will be the mayor and vice mayor for the next year.

Selby was reelected as mayor Tuesday night by a 4-1 vote, with Wootton voting no. She is starting her fourth year as Yukon’s mayor, and is serving her second, four-year term as the city’s Ward 2 representative.

“I am so honored to be able to serve another term as mayor of Yukon,” Selby said. “I look forward to working with the council on bringing more economic development to our community, working towards fixing our infrastructure and listening to the needs of our people.”

Wootton was reelected as vice mayor by a 3-2 vote, with Selby and Ward 3 Council Member Donna Yanda voting no.

Selby had nominated Yanda as vice mayor, but that motion failed 3-2.

Ward 1 Council Member Rodney Zimmerman and Ward 4 Council Member Aric Gilliland supported Selby for mayor and Wootton for vice mayor.

Wootton on May 2 officially began his second, four-year term as Yukon’s at-large council member upon receiving the oath of office administered by Municipal Judge Jennifer King.

Wootton claimed victory in the Feb. 14th Yukon City Council election, earning 52.9% of the 2,679 votes cast across the City of Yukon.

He was re-elected to the at-large position after withstanding challenges from Rick Cacini (659 votes) and Tim Peters (602 votes).

“In the next four years, I look forward to not just the development of the Frisco Road area, but a master plan from city leadership that will maximize visitors to Yukon and help bring as much tax revenue to our town as possible,” Wootton said on election night.

“I also want to help build a town that we can all be proud of for many years to come.”

Yukon At-Large City Council Member Jeff Wootton stands with Municipal Judge Jennifer King after she sworn-in Wootton for his second, four-year term in office. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)


In other business at their May 2nd meeting, the Yukon City Council approved:

  • A conditional use permit for a proposed mixed-use, Route 66 themed-automobile development at 517 and 519 W Main, as recommended by the Yukon Planning Commission.
  • An amended planned unit development for Ground Control Trampoline Park, a proposed family entertainment center at 1700 Health Center Parkway.
  • Accepting a $500 fee-in-lieu of detention for Sharon Fellowship Church, 1101 S 1st. Gilliland voted no.
  • Seeking proposals to replace the heating, venting and air conditioning system at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.
  • Declaring 205 Cedar, 211 Cedar, 1019 Cedar, and 1106 S 1st as “public nuisances” and directing city staff to demolish the structures and clear the properties. The council gave the owner 60 days to bring the four properties into compliance and will review the progress made on July 6.
  • Authorizing the city’s engineering firm TEIM Design to seek bids for an intersection improvement project at SH-66 and Yukon Parkway.
  • Denying a claim from Carolyn Greenwood, of Trenton Terrace, for a broken sewer line as recommended by the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group.
  • Appointment of Jane Mitchell to the Yukon Library Board.