By Shereen Siewert

City officials are seeking applicants to represent Wausau’s Dist. 8, a seat left vacant after longtime city council member Karen Kellbach resigned this month after 14 years of service to the city.

Kellbach, who represented her district from April 2000 to April 2006 and again from March 2011 to September 2019, stepped down from her role to move to Oklahoma to be closer to her son.

Dist. 8 is a section of Wausau’s west side that includes areas west of north First Avenue including West Bridge Street with a northern border of Randolph Street and a southern border of Spruce Street. See the map below, or visit the city’s online map for greater detail.

Wausau Aldermanic District #8

Interested residents living in Dist. 8 can obtain an application at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 407 Grant St., Wausau, or download the application online here. Applications are due on or before Friday, Oct. 18. Applicants will be interviewed at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 by members of the city council and the successful applicant will be sworn into office that evening.

The representative selected will serve from Oct. 22, 2019 to April 2020, when spring elections are held.