A retired bank CEO will fill the Rio Vista City Council seat vacated by former Councilman Fred Kogler's recent resignation.
At Thursday night's City Council meeting, Rio Vista Mayor Jan Vick nominated Tim Kubli for the appointment and the other council members confirmed it in a 4-0 vote. Kubli will be sworn in at the Aug. 16 City Council meeting and his term will expire in November 2014.
"He has been in Rio Vista for a long time and has an excellent financial background working in banks," said Vick of Kubli.
Kubli holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oregon's Linfield College and worked at several banks, including the Bank of Rio Vista for nearly 23 years. Living and working in the city for more than 25 years, Kubli has been involved in the Rio Vista Rotary, Rio Vista Foundation and Poppy House.
Kubli was not in attendance for his appointment this week because he was out of the country for a family reunion, according to Vick. In his application for the council seat, Kubli said that his financial and business management knowledge will help him to solve Rio Vista's budget woes and oversee the management team at City Hall.
"Business development and jobs are the only way the city can solve its problems," Kubli wrote. "As a problem solver, I feel I can help the city in its time of great need."
He was among seven council applicants interviewed on July 25, including Steve Lamb, David Hampton, Thomas Rood,
Vick noted that all of the candidates were good and that made her decision more time- consuming than she had imagined.
"Thanks for your time and effort in applying," Vick said to the other applicants in attendance.
Councilwoman Constance Boulware said that she will be contacting the applicants to assist the city in other ways.
"There is still much work to be done," she said. "I'm hoping you will join the city with your skills and talents."
Likewise, Councilwoman Janith Norman urged the applicants to run for a City Council seat in the November election. It was noted that the filing deadline for the upcoming election likely will be extended to Aug. 15.
"We need candidates like you to participate," Norman said.