The Village of Carbon will not go through its fourth election inside of a year.
The vote had been scheduled for August 9 to replace former mayor Guss Nash, who resigned from council in May. However, only one person had entered their nomination by the July 10 cutoff.
"I've been part of this community since 1989, I've lived here all my life," explained Renee O'Brien, who is in by acclamation. "I've seen the ups and downs and I just want to be a part of the team to help build Carbon and make it thrive."
"I've been going to a lot of council meetings just as a stand-by'er, so I'm learning and I'm willing to learn more," she added. "I want to be there to help develop Carbon some more, so we'll just kind of go by ear and see what we can do as a group."
Carbon Council has undergone quite a few changes in recent months. On February 3 Carbonites elected Dan Clow to replace Clark Garrett, who resigned soon after the October, 2017 General Municipal Election. A second byelection on June 5 elected Michelle Lomond, who replaced councilor Keith Bramley.
"It's a great community," stated O'Brien. "I've been there since '89, married and went to school there and kids grew up there. It's home."
O'Brien will be sworn in at the next Village Council meeting on August 20.

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