Missy White sworn in as new Lander City Council member Tuesday night

Missy White sat patiently in the audience Tuesday night at the beginning of the Lander City Council meeting.

After the Pledge of Alliegence and opening prayer, Mayor Del McOmie announced to Missy that it was time for her “work to begin.”

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After White took the oath of office, she received a standing ovation and round-of-applause from those in attendance as well as the other councilmembers.

White has been active in the Lander community and across Fremont County for many years. She is the chairperson for the Fremont Air Service Team and she’s a member of the Lander Transportation Alternatives Program.

Missy takes over the vacant Ward 2 City Council spot left after Melinda Cox announced her resignation in late September. The position would have been up for election during the November General Election even had Cox not stepped down. The council decided that after White was elected that she’d start sooner than normal after the election victory because the Ward 2 spot had been vacant.

White received 562 votes on the November 6th election, defeating challenger Ken Smith’s 332 votes.

White joins councilmembers: Mark Calhoun, Dick Hudson, Dan Hahn, Monte Richardson, and Cade Maestas. Two new council members were also elected November 6th and are set to take over in 2019. They include Chris Hulme in Ward 1 and John Larsen in Ward 3.

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