One week remains for interested persons to apply for commissioner consideration

YORK – One week remains for interested persons to apply for the position of District 2 York County Commissioner.

When Commissioner Woody Ziegler unexpectedly passed away, a vacancy was created. At that point, a 45-day timeline started for the county clerk, county treasurer and county attorney to appoint a replacement.

The clerk, treasurer and attorney are tasked with making the appointment, per state statutes.

They have set Jan. 12 as the deadline for application submissions.

Then on Jan. 16, at 5 p.m., they will hold a public hearing during which they will interview all the applicants. If they choose to appoint a person to fill the vacancy on that night – which will likely happen – that person will be sitting on the board by Jan. 23.

This position represents the following voting precincts: Stewart, Thayer, New York, Waco, Beaver, West Blue and Ward 1 in the City of York.

It should be noted that his position is up for election this year. The person who is appointed will also have to file, as an incumbent, before Feb. 15, to be a candidate in the election cycle if they want to continue to serve for the next four years.

Requirements for applicants are that they live within the district and be a registered voter with no felony convictions. They must be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to the clerk’s office at 510 North Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467 or they can be emailed to payrollhr@yorkcountyne.gov.

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