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Casper City Council select Jai-Ayla Quest to fill Ward 1 seat

Jai-Ayla Quest (City of Casper, Youtube)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council on Tuesday, September 14 voted 8-0 in favor of appointing Jai-Ayla Quest to fill the vacant Ward 1 seat on the council.

The council selected Quest after interviewing nine different candidates on Tuesday evening. Quest is a program specialist for the Mass Violence and Atrocities Program at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

She is the mother of three-year-old twins. The city has provided her application and résumé for the city council vacancy.

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The council’s selection is provisional, pending a confirmation vote that will take place on Tuesday, September 21. Quest is expected to be sworn in on September 21 and immediately begin to participate on the council.

She will be asked to serve from Sept. 21, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2023, the remaining term of former Council member Khrystyn Lutz, who left the council because her family moved to Lander.

Quest could run for election in November 2022 if she is interested in possibly keeping a seat on the council in 2023.

Quest’s interview along with the interviews of the eight other candidates (listed below) can be streamed via the City of Casper’s YouTube channel:

  • Dennis Rollins 
    • Independent film and television producer
  • Jacqueline Anderson
  • Kimberly Holloway
  • Zarryn Hinchen
    • Founder of Artemisia Dining
    • Butcher at Brattis Meat Market
    • Former kitchen consultant at Wyoming Food for Thought Project
    •  Application & Résumé
  • Wes Connell
    • Senior pastor at River of Life Church
    • Director of Cascade Coffee Shop
    • Owner of NeXus Design Group
    • Professional life coach 
    • Application & Résumé
  • David Hulshizer
  • Shannon O’Quinn
  • Jai-Ayla Quest
    • Program specialist for the Mass Violence and Atrocities Program at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security
    • Mother of three-year-old twins
    • Application & Résumé 
  • John Minchow
    • Employer listed as Rocky Mountain Power – Dave Johnston Power Plant
    • Application