Enmark appointed to city council

Will fill vacancy after Gilliland's resignation


By Conrad Dudderar
Associate Editor

David Enmark was appointed this week to fill a vacancy on the Yukon City Council.

Enmark will complete the final seven months of an unexpired term as Ward 4 representative on the city’s five-member governing body.

Aric Gilliland resigned from the post last week after moving with his family to Hinton.

Gilliland, a teacher, coach and small business owner, had served as Yukon’s Ward 4 council member since May 2020.

The city council approved Enmark’s appointment at its Sept. 19th meeting.

“Welcome to the Yukon City Council,” said Mayor Shelli Selby, who nominated Enmark for the position. “I look forward to great things.”

No other nominations were made at Tuesday night’s meeting, and Enmark’s appointment was approved unanimously.

The city council wanted to immediately fill the vacancy after Gilliland’s departure so Ward 4 residents will continue to have a council member, Selby noted.

“We didn’t want them to be without representation,” she said.

Enmark most recently was the Ward 4 planning commissioner. He also chaired the Yukon Capital Projects Advisory Board in 2022.

Enmark will take the oath of office at the next city council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.

The next four-year term for Ward 4 starts in May 2024.

Other council members thanked Gilliland for his service.

“I enjoyed working with him and I look forward to working with David,” Ward 3 Council Member Donna Yanda said.

Read more about Yukon’s newest city council member in upcoming print and online editions of The Yukon Progress.