Council rejects special committee recommendation for filling 1st District vacancy, selection process to repeat

WILMINGTON– The Wilmington City Council rejected a resolution to accept the recommendation of the special committee formed to lead the process to fill the 1stDistrict vacancy.

After two days of interviewing 12 candidates, the ad hoc committee voted unanimously to put forth its selection for consideration.

Per the City Charter, President Shabazz was charged with appointing members to the special committee, which is made up of five members of city council and included the president herself.

The selection process took more than a month and involved extensive outreach, reviewing letters of interest, resumes, and interviewing candidates.

Because the recommendation was rejected, the selection process will reset.



Marchelle Basnight

Council Chief of Staff


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