hopefuls seeking appointment to the Kodiak City Council answered a series of
questions in a group interview with the council at a work session last night.
Charlie Davidson, Rhonda Maker and John Whiddon, are familiar, long-time
residents of Kodiak. Davidson served 15 years on the council before not seeking
re-election two years ago. Maker has fished here and is the owner of the
Treasury and Treasury Home stores downtown. Whiddon is a retired Coast Guard
pilot and currently manages Island Seafoods. He's also the president of the
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, the council will select one of the three to serve until the October
Municipal Elections, when the last year of the vacated term will be up for
grabs. The seat became available when Jack Maker resigned the council last
month after moving outside Kodiak City Limits. You can hear Thursday night's meeting
live at 7:30 here on KMXT.
Carolyn Floyd asked the questions for the council, first asking each of the
applicants why they wanted to be appointed to the seat. Here are their
responses in the order they gave them; first Davidson, then Maker and Whiddon:
-- (Council 1 2:01 "I'm
interested because ... fairly diverse background.")
asked them what they saw as the most pressing issues the city currently faces:
-- (Council 2 1:40 "I
think they can fall into ... in our fisheries management.")