The city of Northport is accepting letters of interest from citizens in District 3 looking to fill a vacancy on the five-member city council there.

The citizens of the district elected John Hinton to the seat during municipal elections in 2020, but Hinton was named mayor last week after Bobby Herndon's resignation went into effect on December 31st.

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Hinton was first named council president after councilman Jeff Hogg temporarily resigned from that role because he did not wish to become mayor, then was moved from that position into the mayor's office last week.

Now Hinton's term needs to be filled until the next municipal election in Fall 2024.

City administrator Glenda Webb said during a Monday night city council meeting that she would be gauging interest from anyone who lives in the District, which contains the northeastern portion of the city -- check out a district map here.

"I, as city administrator, will accept letters of interest and a resume," Webb said. "All of those must be submitted by residents of District 3 who are qualified voters for District 3. Those must be submitted to me no later than 4 p.m. on January 27th. The following week we will be scheduling interviews with the candidates that have submitted interest."

Webb said the council will set dates and times for the interviews after they know the number of interested parties seeking an appointment to the seat.

The Northport City Council usually meets twice weekly and passes laws that affect its more than 30,000 citizens.

Those seeking the council position should email City Administrator Glenda Webb at

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