City Council selected Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa to become the new Ward 4 council member on June 14. She will finish the term of Antonio B. Esquibel, which runs through November. Esquibel moved to Utah to be closer to family.
“I’m beyond excited to be here and excited for this new journey and to serve in this capacity,” said Lukeman-Hiromasa during the meeting. “I have a great support system here in (City Council) so I’m looking forward to serving and also grateful for this opportunity – and deeply honored.”
Ward 4 residents can meet the new council member in person at the neighborhood meeting on July 8.
View swearing-in of Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa
Council Member Esquibel Leaving Office
At the April 12, 2021 council meeting, Council Member Antonio B. Esquibel announced he will be stepping down on June 11, 2021. He will be moving out of state to be closer to family.
Esquibel was elected to serve as the Ward 4 City Council representative in November 2015, was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in November 2017, appointed mayor in June 2019, and elected to serve again as Ward 4 Council Member in November 2019.
Opening in Ward 4
Council Member Esquibel’s announcement that he will step down on June 11 will create a Ward 4 vacancy.
Municipal Code requires council to appoint a person qualified for the office of council member from the ward in which the vacancy exists. There will be an application and interview process by City Council to appoint a person to serve in the position from June 14 to the Nov. 2 election.
Apply for Ward 4 Opening
The application period to fill the Ward 4 City Council vacancy is May 20 through June 4.
Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 303.450.8756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- May 20: Application period opens
- June 4: Applications MUST BE RECEIVED by the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted electronically, through the mail, and in person. NOTE: Postmarks DO NOT COUNT.
- June 7: Council will interview applicants at the June 7 study session. If additional time is necessary, they will be scheduled the week of June 7. The meeting and the interviews will be conducted virtually. If applicants do not have the equipment to join the virtual meeting, City Clerk staff will make a workstation/webcam available in City Hall for use during the applicant’s interview time.
- June 14: Council appoints an individual to fill the Ward 4 vacancy at the June 14 meeting.