After seven interviews, Lakeville City Council members unanimously selected Bart Davis
to fill the council seat opened when Matt Little was elected mayor in November.
Davis has served over six years on the Lakeville Planning Commission, experience Council Member Kerrin Swecker called “extremely important,” in her decision-making.
Other Council members agreed Davis would help him get a swift start to the remaining two years left of the term.
Council is expected to vote on the appointment at its Feb. 19 meeting; Davis will be sworn into the position at the March 4 meeting.
In an interview, Davis said he is “very excited” for the opportunity to become a council member.
“It is a chance for me to continue to continue to serve the city of Lakeville,” he said. “I believe this is an evolution, the next step to provide insight I’ve gleaned on the Planning Commission.”
Members were also impressed with Davis’ business background with U.S. Bank and said his strengths would be a compliment to the council’s own backgrounds and expereinces.
Council’s second pick for the position was Craig Manson, who impressed with his vast business experience as an investment manager and involvement on the Lakeville Finance Committee.
Other candidates who applied were Bob Boerschel, Scott Kelly, Karen Wentworth, Don Kurta and Judy Jordan.
Council members expressed appreciation for all the candidates who applied, commented on their high quality and encouraged them to get or stay involved in civic activities in the city.