Alaina Kolpin chosen to fill open seat on Worthington City Council

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Friday approved the appointment of Alaina Kolpin to finish out the council term of Ward 2 Councilor Mike Harmon, who died unexpectedly last month.

Kolpin was one of nine candidates who applied for the seat – each of them having sent in an application and essay regarding their vision for the future of the city of Worthington.

Mayor Mike Kuhle, who was part of the subcommittee assigned the task of making a recommendation to the full council after reading the essays, said he no doubt that each one of the applicants would have done a great job. He stated he hopes the applicants that weren’t chosen will decide to get involved in local government.

Kolpin, who is currently the honorary councilor, said in her essay she wants to see Worthington continue to be a place where people want to live, work and enjoy time, providing amenities and fostering a sense of community. Her vision of Worthington, she said, is a town that is welcoming to all, embraces all cultures and looks at demographics to see if all needs are being met.

Kolpin will serve out the rest of Harmon’s term, which will expire at the end of 2022.

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