Cuyahoga Falls -- A new Cuyahoga Falls City Councilmember for Ward 5 is scheduled to be appointed in the upcoming week.
The Summit County Democratic Party will host a meeting Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Nervous Dog Café meeting room, 4161 Steels Pointe in Stow.
The Democratic Precinct Committee for Ward 5 in Cuyahoga Falls will be responsible for making the appointment, said Megan Moreland, Summit County Democratic Party Executive Director.
Former Democratic Ward 5 Councilmember Diana Colavecchio resigned from her Council post Jan. 10 after she was appointed to replace Lisa Zeno Carano as the clerk of courts for Stow Municipal Court. Carano left the clerk's job after she took a position as court administrator with the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division.
Eligible city residents in Ward 5 with an interest in serving in the position vacated by Colavecchio should contact Moreland at 330-434-1311. Any candidate must have maintained their primary residence within the city for at least three years preceding the appointment and also have maintained their primary residence within Ward 5 for six consecutive months immediately preceding the appointment, per the city's charter, said Cuyahoga Falls City Council President Don Walters (D-6). The prospective candidate does not have to be a Democrat.
Moreland said a prospective candidate must be nominated by one of the sitting Democratic Precinct Committee members in Ward 5 in order to be considered for the appointment.