John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council

John Steckler Appointed to Fill Vacancy on Mill Creek City Council
Posted on 02/06/2018
The Mill Creek City Council appointed John Steckler to fill the vacant Council seat at its Feb. 6 meeting. The appointment is for approximately a two-year term, lasting through certification of the general election in 2019.

“I am honored to be selected,” said Steckler. “This City has given so much to me and my family, and it is a privilege to be able to serve on the Council and give back to my community.”

Steckler is a 22-year resident of Mill Creek, where he has resided in both the Parkside and – most recently – the Evergreen neighborhoods. He has been an active community participant, volunteering in the local schools and scouting organizations. He is a Rotarian, as well as a charter member and board member of the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek.

He is semi-retired, but provides freelance consulting work in strategic planning and marketing for small- and mid-sized companies. He had a lengthy career in sales, marketing and operations across several industries including bio-technology, healthcare, insurance and more.

Sixteen individuals submitted applications for the vacant Council seat, though two withdrew prior to the interview process. Candidates included a mix of men and women from diverse backgrounds.

Sean Kelly was elected to the Council seat in November. While Kelly was the duly elected councilmember for a new term in office, he no longer resides in Mill Creek and was therefore ineligible to hold office under state law. The vacancy in that seat commenced by operation of law on Jan. 1, 2018.