Any eligible resident who would like to become more involved in city government is invited to file for a position as mayor or city councilor of one of the incorporated cities in Wallowa County. The positions will be filled in the Nov. 4 general election.
Interested persons should pick up a filing form at their local city hall and return it in time for city recorders to meet a 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, filing deadline with the Wallowa County Clerks Office.
The open mayor positions are for two-year terms and council positions for four-year terms. In Lostine and Enterprise candidates file for a specified position, and in Wallowa and Joseph there are no position numbers and the top overall vote-getters will be elected.
Open positions (and the names of those who now fill the seats) are as follows:
Wallowa Mayor, Vikki Knifong; two councilors, Kevin Silveira and Raymond Red Evans.
Lostine Mayor, Krag Norton; Position 1, Pam Lathrop; Position 2, Darci Calhoun; and Position 4, unfilled since 2012 election (two years).
Enterprise Mayor, Margie Shaw; Position 1, Jenni Word; Position 2, Tim Parks; Position 3, Laura Miller.
Joseph Three council positions, Pearl Sturm, Theresa Sajonia and Brooke Langerman.
(Mayor in Joseph serves for four years and is not open this year).