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Mayor to appoint Crites to council

FARMINGTON — If all goes as planned, the Farmington City Council will receive its newest member during Monday night’s session.

Mayor Stuart “Mit” Landrum is set to name Ward 2 resident Lynn Crites to fill the unexpired term on city council created when Landrum was elected as mayor earlier this month. The term will be for one year.

Crites comes to city government as no stranger, even though she’s never held elected office in the community. She served as library director at the Farmington Public Library from 1988 to 2002, at which time she announced her retirement from that position.

“Lynn came highly recommended by people in the community to fill the position and we are anxious to have her as part of the council,” Landrum said of his appointment.

“I am excited and thrilled for the opportunity to serve on the city council. It will be very interesting to see how the city operates from the other side of the table,” Crites said.

The appointment will become official following a vote of the council during Monday night’s monthly session. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Long Memorial Hall. Crites will take her place on the eight-member council immediately.

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