TAKING A SEAT: Natural Resource Planner Adam Cares appointed to open seat on city council…
The Chewelah City Council selected a new member to fill position number 2 at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening, September 16.
Adam Cares, a two-year resident of Chewelah, was selected from a group of five applicants including former mayor Ron McCoy, former councilman John May, David Wantland and Ben Carpenter.
Cares has been a Natural Resource Planner for Stevens County since 2017 and the coordinator for the county’s Voluntary Stewardship Program since 2016. He also serves on the Water Conservancy Board, the Colville River Watershed Management Partnership and the Stevens County Broadband Action Team.
“Collectively, this work has given me a good understanding of the issues and challenges facing small, rural communities like Chewelah,” Cares said in his letter of interest to the council.
He has a business degree from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a Masters of Land Economy from University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, UK.
“I’ve been really happy to be a resident of Chewelah for the past two years. It’s a great place to live and I want to do my part to help the city. I think my work as a planner for Stevens County and my work in other programs with the citizens of Chewelah and citizens of Stevens County have given me some good experience that I think will be helpful to the council and I look forward to the opportunity,” Cares explained in his interview with the council.
The council selected Cares by a vote of 5-1. Councilman Payton Norvell voted for John May.