HOLCOMB — The Holcomb City Council on Wednesday appointed Nicole Faulconer to a vacant position on the council.
The council approved Faulconer unanimously, and she will fill the position previously held by Brian Rupp, who became mayor following Gary Newman's last month.
Rupp said on Wednesday that several people, including Faulconer, appeared as write-ins candidates for the council during the election in November.
"She showed some interest, so that's the way we went with that," Rupp said of Faulconer. "We always like when someone has the desire to do that."
Faulconer is an agent for her own business, Nicole Faulconer Insurance, a Midwest Regional Agency, which is an independent insurance agency in Garden City.
“I love my community. I’ve been here since 2009, and I just want to try and better it,” Faulconer said on why she chose to sit on the council.
One thing Faulconer would like to help with in Holcomb is its growth, she said.
“I want to make it where more people want to move here, and allow people to understand exactly what we have here,” she said after Wednesday’s meeting. “We have a fantastic community.”
As a newly appointed council member, Faulconer said she brings business experience, as well as experience in working with the community.
“I’m very active in my church community, so I know a lot about working with people and what people are looking for,” she said.
She and her husband, Robert, have three children: Marisa 25, Lincoln, 20, and Sydney, 18.
Robin Lujan, Holcomb's city administrator, said Faulconer's position on the council will expire in November 2019, when elections will be held for the council, but she would hold the position until January 2020.
In other business:
• The council tentatively planned its spring city-wide cleanup for April 12 through 24.
• The council accepted the resignation of Holcomb policer Sgt. Josh Tipton, effective March 9.
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