By Conrad Dudderar
Yukon’s city council became whole again this week with the addition of a new Ward 4 representative.
David Enmark took the oath of office from Municipal Judge Jennifer King during an Oct. 3rd ceremony inside the Centennial Building, 12 S 5th.
Enmark was appointed Sept. 19 to fill a vacancy on Yukon’s five-member municipal governing body. He will complete the final seven months of an unexpired term.
Aric Gilliland resigned as Ward 4 city council member Sept. 12 after moving outside Yukon.
“I appreciate the opportunity to represent the citizens of Ward 4,” said Enmark, who had been a Yukon Planning Commission member since 2020.
Enmark’s City of Yukon volunteer service began nearly four years ago when Gilliland knocked on his door while campaigning for the Ward 4 council post.
“I bent his ear for a little bit about what I thought the city should do,” Enmark related. “And here we are.”
After winning the 2020 Ward 4 election, Gilliland asked Enmark to serve as his appointee on the planning commission.
Besides being a planning commissioner, Enmark volunteered as chairman of the Yukon Capital Projects Advisory Board in 2022.
Other Yukon City Council members welcomed Enmark on board during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
“I’m glad you’re here and am looking forward to working with you,” Vice Mayor Jeff Wootton told Enmark.
Enmark addressed the audience during council discussion.
“I’m excited about the opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Yukon,” he said.
In a related item, the council approved Enmark’s resignation from the planning commission and appointed Lee Clark to succeed him in the Ward 4 seat. Enmark nominated Clark for the position.
Meanwhile, Enmark was appointed to the trustee 1 seat on the Yukon Economic Development Authority (YEDA) Board of Trustees.
Yukon’s new Ward 4 council member has lived in Yukon since 2009.
He is vice president of U.S. retail operations for the True Value Company.
Enmark and his wife Kristen have two daughters, Erin and Alexandra.
The next four-year term for Ward 4 starts in May 2024.
A Ward 4 council election for the new term would be during the first quarter of 2024 if more than one candidate files for the seat.