MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Marquette City Commission appointed the newest commissioner Monday night to replace Evan Bonsall after he resigned earlier this month.
Michael Larson was selected by the commission after one round of paper ballot voting. Larson was among seven candidates who applied for the vacant seat.
Community members at the meeting asked commissioners to keep Bonsall in mind when selecting his replacement.
Larson currently serves on the city’s planning commission, and he said he is ready to get to work with the city commission.
“We have an important process in front of us with the city master plan, and I would encourage anyone in the community to get involved with that process, we are looking for input from the Planning Commission and City Commission level,” said Larson.
Larson was sworn in during Monday night’s commission meeting and will serve a three-year term.
The appointment comes just a month after another commission seat was filled by Jeremy Ottaway.
Ottaway took over the unexpired term of Jenn Hill, who left the commission to serve in the state legislature.
“I want to do everything possible to make sure the people working in this city are being well taken care of, and that includes the City Manager and city staff, and make sure were doing everything possible to preserve what we have,” said Ottaway.
Ottaway will serve on the City Commission until 2024.
The city commission will have three seats open for the election in November.