Stow Mayor John Pribonic had a swearing-in ceremony Thursday before the City Council meeting. Issuing the oath of office was Judge Thomas Teodosio of the Ninth District Court of Appeals.
Pribonic, who had been an at-large Councilman, became the city’s mayor when he was elected in November to fill out the term left from former Mayor Sara Kline, who left the post earlier this year to become superintendent of Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department. Ward 2 Councilman Jim Costello served as the interim mayor until Pribonic was elected.
Pribonic will serve as mayor through 2019; an election will take place in November for the full four-year term.
Council is accepting applications to fill out the term for the vacant at-large council seat; that term expires Jan. 1, 2020 with an election in November 2019 for a full two-year term. The position is open to all Stow residents who meet the requirements set forth in the Charter of the city of Stow. Interested Stow residents must submit a letter of interest and resume to the Stow City Council office by Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Current Stow City Councilmembers and other elected officials who wish to be considered for the at-large position must follow these same guidelines. City councilmembers will review the applications and each current city council member will have the opportunity to select one applicant to be interviewed by Stow City Council.
Letters of interest should be addressed to Stow City Council President Matt Riehl. Applications can be submitted in person to the Stow City Council office, located on the second floor of Stow City Hall.