UPDATE:

Sandra Washington is the newest member of the Lincoln City Council.

On Monday, the Lincoln City Council unanimously voted to approve Washington to fill the at–large seat vacated by Leirion Gaylor Baird.

Washington was sworn in at the end of the council meeting.  She will serve out the remainder of Gaylor Baird's term through May of 2021.

Washington had a 25–year–career with the National Park Service.

Before this, she had served on the planning commission since 2016, which she said gives her a leg up on some of the issues she'll face on the city council.

"It gives me a chance to understand how zoning works, the ordinances behind it, I certainly understand annexation," Washington said.  "Some of the hot button topics that have come before the planning commission also come before city council."

Washington said she's looking forward to learning more about Lincoln and helping with the city's long–term vision.

She said she wants the people of Lincoln to know she's here to serve them, so she's expecting to get emails and phone calls.

Washington wasn't the only person to begin filling someone else's shoes Monday.

Dan Marvin was approved to replace Dave Landis as Director Urban Development.

"I'm thrilled to work with you all and work with the mayor in urban development," Marvin said.  "This is a department that I'm fairly familiar with.  There's a lot of familiar faces in that department."

Marvin had served on the city council from 2005-2009.  Before that, he sat on the Lincoln–Lancaster County Planning Commission.

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There is another fresh face on the Lincoln City Council.

It unanimously voted to approve Sandra Washington Monday afternoon.  She was sworn in at the end of the council meeting.

Washington will serve out the remainder of Leirion Gaylor Baird's term through May of 2021.

Washington had a 25–year–career with the National Park Service.

Before this, she had served on the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission since 2016, which she said gives her a leg up on some of the issues she'll face on the city council.

"It gives me a chance to understand how zoning works, the ordinances behind it, I certainly understand annexation," Washington said.  "Some of the hot button topics that have come before the planning commission also come before city council."

Washington said she's looking forward to learning more about Lincoln and helping with the city's long–term vision.

She wasn't the only person to begin filling someone's shoes Monday.

Former city council member Dan Marvin was approved to replace Dave Landis as Director of Urban Development.