(From the City of Joplin)
The County Clerks of Jasper and Newton Counties have certified Phil Stinnett as the winning write-in candidate for Zone 3 of the Joplin City Council with 125 votes. Jasper County certified 87 votes for Stinnett, and Newton County certified 38 votes for him. Stinnett served previously on the Council from 1998 to 2010 and served as Mayor from 2004 to 2006.
On Monday, April 11, the Joplin City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of receiving the official report of the April 5, 2016 General Election, administering the Oaths of Office of the newly elected Council Members, and electing the 2016-2018 Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
Outgoing Council members Morris Glaze, Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg and Bill Scearce will also be recognized for their years of service. Municipal Court Judge Chuck Brown will administer the Oath of Office to newly elected council members Melodee Colbert-Kean, Dan McCreary, Taylor Brown, Jim West, and Stinnett. Following this, the newly seated Council will elect a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
A reception honoring the members of Council will conclude the evening.
For more information, contact the City Clerk at 624-0820, ext. 220.