Trying to get back up to a full house on the city council, the Depoe Bay City Council this week appointed Hatfield Marine Science Center accounting tech Jeff Wiseman to fill one of two vacant seats on the council. Wiseman, who lives in Depoe Bay, has been involved in Depoe Bay civic affairs as a member of the city’s Harbor Commission, from which he will have to resign before being sworn in as the town’s newest city council member. Wiseman will be sworn in at the council’s next meeting March 15th.
Wiseman said he’ll remain very interested in Depoe Bay Harbor affairs but would also like to spend some of his energy on the council helping to sharpen-up Depoe Bay’s storefront image to tourists and those just passing through town on Highway 101.
Although appointed to fill the unexpired term of a previous councilor, Wiseman will have to file for election this November to retain the seat.