Thursday, November 29, 2012
Scott Flynn will take over at-large seat vacated by Robin Turner
A lifetime Kent resident practicing law downtown will join the dais at Kent City Council to help craft local laws and steer the direction of the Tree City. Members of council appointed Kent attorney Scott Flynn Wednesday night to take over the at-large seat vacated by Robin Turner earlier this month. Flynn was appointed after about 90 minutes of interviews with nine of the 11 people who applied for the position and after three rounds of balloting by council. The vote was narrowed to Flynn and a former staffer for Congressman Tim Ryan, Sean Buchanan, by the third round. Flynn received five votes to win the appointment. "It’s always been in my nature to give back to the community," Flynn said. "I think I’ve got a good grasp on what the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Flynn one of 11 applicants for vacancy created by resignation of Robin Turner
Kent City Council appointed Scott Flynn tonight to fill the vacancy left by Robin Turner, who resigned Nov. 1. Flynn was one of 11 applicants for the position who were interviewed by council Wednesday for the at-large position. "I think I know a lot of the issues that are affecting the majority of the citizens," Flynn told council during his appointment interview. Look for the full story Thursday on Kent Patch.
Kent council to interview applicants tonight
Kent City Council members will interview 11 Kent residents tonight who are interested in being appointed to the vacant seat left by the retirement of former at-large councilman Robin Turner. In early November just three people had applied for the vacancy, but as of Tuesday morning eight more people put their name in the hat. The applicants are: Council members have 30 days to make an appointment to fill Turner's seat from the day of his resignation, and they are expected to interview all present applicants and vote on the appointment at tonight's meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. This month's appointment to council isn't the only one in recent years. In February council appointed former Theodore Roosevelt High School principal Roger Sidoti …