SEASIDE — Steve Wright raised his right hand as City Manager Mark Winstanley administered the oath of office Monday.
“We have an auspicious moment tonight, and the city manager’s going to do the honors,” Mayor Jay Barber said.
Wright was sworn in as Seaside’s newest city councilor to fill the remainder of Barber’s unexpired council term. Barber replaced former Mayor Don Larson, who died in December.
Wright, a Seaside homeowner for nearly five years, is also a member of the Budget Committee and president of the Seaside Museum and Historical Society’s board of directors.
“It’s going to be great to have Steve as a part of our council, and congratulations,” Barber said. “Let it be known we’re at full strength since last November.”
Wright is former chief financial officer of Columbia Grain International, a company he served with for 35 years before retirement.
“I’m honored and want to thank each of you for appointing me to this position and having the confidence in me,” Wright said. “I look forward to serving with you.”