A new member of Delaware City Council took his seat for his first meeting with that body on Monday night.
Stephen Tackett was selected by fellow Council members on July 8 to serve as its First Ward representative, replacing the retired Chris Jones.
City Council had undertaken a process which involved a series of interviews for six candidates. He was chosen in the second round of voting.
Tackett, a lifelong member of Delaware, was sworn into office by City Attorney Natalia Harris at a special Council meeting taking place immediately before Council’s regular meeting.
We are pleased to welcome Stephen Tackett to City Council tonight. The new 1st Ward rep was sworn in by City Attorney Natalia Harris, with Mayor Riggle, Manager Homan and others looking on. pic.twitter.com/713J5iIwbJ
— Delaware City, Ohio (@Delaware_Ohio) July 12, 2021