vacancy be filled by having the City Council appoint a person to the position. Four Provo residents submitted their names for consideration and they were interviewed at a special Council Meeting held on February 24.
Calli Hales, David Harding, and Stephen Hemingway each made a three-minute statement to the Council about their qualifications and then answered questions put forth by Council Members. There had been another applicant but he did not appear for the meeting. A vote was then held to narrow the field to two applicants. Having received the most votes, Calli Hales and David Harding advanced for a final vote by the Council.
This is actually a unique moment for Provo City since Calli is now taking the place of her husband, Stephen Hales, as a member of the City Council. Council Members expressed their gratitude for her willingness to step forward after such a difficult loss. They also commended the other candidates for their willingness to apply and be considered for the position.