New Baltimore officials appointed longtime resident John Dupray to a vacant city council seat.
Dupray, an active community volunteer and former councilman, applied for the opening left by Zack Stanton. He was among seven candidates for the position that has a term expiration in more than a year.
City officials said Monday night they were impressed with all the applicants' range of experience, but ultimately decided to go with Dupray because of his knowledge serving on council.
Dupray previously stepped in to fill a vacancy left by Carlos Aprea when he moved on to the Parks and Recreation Department. Before he was sworn in Monday night by Clerk Marcia Shinska and took Stanton's old seat, Dupray was on the Planning Commission--which came in handy during discussions on multiple agenda items.
"It is a real honor," he told council of his appointment.
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