John Steckler appointed to fill seat on Mill Creek council

Position 1 was formerly held by Sean Kelly, who resigned in late November.

MILL CREEK — The City Council appointed John Steckler on Tuesday to fill a vacancy.

Steckler’s term is set to last nearly two years, through the certification of the 2019 general election. A special election to fill the remaining two years of the term would take place that year.

“I am honored to be selected,” he said in a city press release. “This city has given so much to me and my family, and it is a privilege to be able to serve on the council and give back to my community.”

Steckler, 60, resides in Mill Creek’s Evergreen neighborhood. He’s lived in town for 22 years.

Semi-retired from a career in sales, marketing and operations, he continues to do consulting work, according to his council application. He has been a volunteer in local schools and a Rotarian. He’s a charter member and board member of the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek.

Sixteen people applied for the vacant council seat. Two withdrew before the council conducted interviews at its Tuesday meeting.

The council’s Position 1 was formerly held by Sean Kelly, who Nov. 7 was elected to a second four-year term in office. Kelly later admitted that he had moved away from Mill Creek over the summer. He resigned in late November.

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