CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council has convened a special meeting today, Sept. 22, to address a shake-up in its leadership following the resignation of former Mayor Bruce Knell.
Set for 9:30 a.m. at the Lyric, located at 230 W. Yellowstone Highway, the meeting’s agenda includes leadership elections, oath-taking ceremonies and an executive session to discuss matters of personnel, legal advice and security.
According to the agenda, the council aims to vote for a new mayor and vice mayor for the remainder of 2023. A new mayor would then be appointed at the first meeting in January of next year as usual.
The discussion of starting the process of appointing a new councilmember for the now-vacant Ward 1 seat, and how the council would like to accomplish that, may also be on the table. That discussion could also be moved to the work session on Tuesday, Sept. 26, according to current Vice Mayor Ray Pacheco.
Typically, an application process is initiated for vacant council seats, with the council appointing someone after conducting interviews. The seat would then be up for election as normal in the next even-numbered year, which would be 2024.
The agenda for the meeting can be found below.