The York City Council has 20 days to sort through 21 names of people interested in becoming its fifth member.

Among the applicants is the wife of a former mayor, a founder of York City Republicans, the vice president of philanthropy at the York County Community Foundation, the dean of student affairs at HACC's York campus, a member of the York City Zoning Hearing Board and a retired IRS agent.

Council President Carol Hill-Evans said Friday that she and the other council members will spend the weekend reviewing the names and determining who is eligible for the seat left vacant by Councilwoman Joanne Borders, who died Sept. 24.

To be eligible, residents must be at least 21 years old and must have lived in the city for at least one year.

"We might try to get together prior to when we set up the interviews so that we can do some kind of screening process," Hill-Evans said. "We are not required to interview everyone."

The council could wait until Oct. 25 at the latest to appoint someone, though Hill-Evans has said she'd like to settle the matter at the council's Oct. 16 meeting.

"We want to go with someone who has had some kind of interaction with council, with the city, the way the city works, and has a good vision for the city," Hill-Evans said.

The deadline to submit an application passed today at noon. York City clerk Dianna Thompson-Mitchell forwarded the requested list of candidates to The York Dispatch this afternoon. The full resumes were not included.


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Some recognizable names on the list include Adrienne Brenner, wife of former Mayor John Brenner; Larry Homsher, who co-founded the York City Republicans in 2007; David Satterlee, the dean of student affairs at HACC's York campus; Bryan Tate, vice president of philanthropy of York County Community Foundation; Franklin Williams, a member of the York City Zoning Hearing Board; and James Norman, a retired IRS agent.

Also on the list are Angela Buchanan, Elizabeth Bupp, Lewis DeLauder, Jessica Fieldhouse, John Fox, Kimberly Hunter-Hainey, Aaron Kraft, Cynthia Martin, Saralyn McClain, Jovan Riley, Michael Rupert, Shalini Singh, Dawn Smith, Nyzsa Watkins and Gayle Woodard.

City voters will ultimately decide who serves the rest of Borders' four-year term, which began in January.

The council's appointee will hold the seat throughout 2013 but will have to cede it to the winner of an election in November 2013. If the appointee wants to remain in the seat beyond 2013, he or she must win that election.

- Erin James may also be reached at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.