GARLAND – By Cari Doutre – February 5, 2021
There’s a new face on the Garland City Council and he’s bringing an outsider’s perspective to a city he loves.
In a 2-1 vote on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, Steven Kelly Peacock was selected by three members of the Garland City Council to fill a vacancy in the council after James Munns resigned last month.
During Wednesday night’s council work session, the council met with the five applicants vying for the seat – Jeanette Atkinson, Danny Austin, William Stuart Brighton, Kevin Stay and Peacock.
After a brief introduction from each of the applicants and questions from the city council, a vote was conducted during the city council meeting later that evening.
Peacock was sworn immediately after the vote and took his seat in the council’s chamber room. He will serve Munn’s remaining term which ends December 31, 2021.
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“To be selected to be on the city council is incredible. It gives me an opportunity to bring a different opinion, a different work background, just a little bit of difference to the city,” Peacock said.
Peacock grew up in Carbon County, Utah and moved to Garland City two years ago to enjoy his retirement years – and he’s loved the city ever since.
“I still want to maintain the small-town environment. I know as a city we need to grow but I think we need to do it in a way that helps us maintain that small-town environment,” he added.
In this year’s election, there will be three councilmember seats and the Mayor seat on the ballot.
Check out Peacock’s full interview with BRVNEWS.com on this week’s newscast - “Valley Headliners” set to air Monday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at BRVNEWS.com