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City Council accepting public comment on District 4 applicants

Released on Monday, December 21, 2020
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The Fort Collins City Council is accepting public comment on the applicant(s) for the District 4 Council seat, which will be vacated Dec. 31 following Kristin Stephens’s election to the office of Larimer County Commissioner.

The applicants are:

  • Jessica Dyrdahl
  • Erin Hottenstein
  • Philip Jensen
  • Veronica Olivas
  • Shirley Peel
  • Melanie Potyondy
  • Sidna Rachid
  • William Wright

Applicant information is available for review in the Council agenda materials. Community members are invited to share feedback on the applicants online at through Jan. 5, or during the Dec. 22 and Jan. 5 City Council meetings; agendas and participation instructions are posted at

City Council will hold interviews on Jan. 6 before ultimately voting to select a candidate to fill the seat. The appointment will last until a newly elected Councilmember is sworn in following the April 2021 municipal election. If the appointed Councilmember wishes to retain the District 4 seat, they will need to run for election in April 2021.