Arthur Reber named new parks commissioner

Arthur Reber, running unopposed for Doug Shier’s seat as parks commissioner, was appointed to replace him following Shier’s sudden resignation on Monday, September 11.

  1. This is a proper & commonly used procedure. Fire District has used the same procedure to fill vacated positions on two occasions that I can think of. Water District has used it too. Earlier in the year, Sonya Liu was appointed to fill the position vacated by Mary Edgley.
    Actually, Reber was appointed immediately following Shier’s surprise resignation. There was urgent business to attend to, and a call to those in attendance at a public meeting yielded no other candidates.

  2. This story needs some further explanation. It’s 3 days after Doug Shier resigned from the parks commission. Somehow in those 3 days there was a call for nominations for a replacement commissioner and nobody other than Arthur Reber was put forward. And then the existing commissioner members named him as the replacement?
    This isn’t a comment on Mr Reber’s suitability. It just seems this isn’t proper process for a public board.


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