Several expressed interest in filling position
The Alta City Council elected city resident Mike Holton to fill the vacant seat on the City Council at its meeting Monday night, selecting Holton over several others who had expressed interest in filling the position.
Holton will join new Mayor Pro Tem Bruce McGowan, Brian Walsh, Ron Gullickson and Veronica McFadden on the five-member council at its July meeting, and the 19-year resident of Alta said he was excited to be named to the post.
"I'm really looking forward to serving on the City Council and being able to serve the community," Holton said. "We're all trying to achieve the same goal, which is to make Alta a better place to live and work and play, and hopefully I'll be able to help make that happen."
Holton, who has worked as an electric technician at MidAmerican Energy for 20 years, said he was also looking forward to serving with the four current council members.
"I know all of the others on the council, so that will help me, because hopefully I'll be able to fit in right away," Holton said. "I'm pretty excited about being in the position, because I know Alta has a lot of good things going for it, and I'm pretty upbeat about the future of the town."
A youth baseball and basketball coach, Holton, who has three children, Eric, Adam and Jaden, with wife Jill, will serve out the 18 months remaining on former Councilman Dan Huseman's current term. Huseman, who was arrested on charges of armed robbery in April, orally resigned from the Council earlier this month.