Kansas City Mayor Sly James has appointed the citizens commission to help fill the vacancy from 5th District Councilman Michael Brooks’ resignation.
Co-chairs will be Erika Brice, who works in real estate and community development, and Riccardo Lucas, a housing development finance professional. The others are Karen Downey, with Downey Construction; Becky Forest, retired from Black & Veatch; and Paul Lillig, a design-build specialist for seniors and people with disabilities.
Applications for the vacancy are due Jan. 9 and this group will then recommend three finalists for the City Council to interview before choosing Brooks’ replacement.
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