We want your feedback on our new site! We want to make sure you can find what you're looking for. Please take the survey after you've explored the site.
Published on November 03, 2021
Merriam’s City Council will look a bit different come mid-December. Residents voted for a new mayor and two new Councilmembers. View the election results.
Councilmember Bob Pape defeated Angel Lopez III by a 73% to 26% margin. Former Mayor Ken Sissom retired Oct. 31.
Jacob Laha ran uncontested for the Ward 1 seat. Councilmember Scott Diebold didn’t seek reelection.
Amy Rider defeated Nancy Hammond by a 61% to 38% margin. Councilmember Brian Knaff didn’t seek reelection.
Incumbent Christine Evans Hands ran uncontested for the Ward 3 seat.
Incumbent David Neal defeated Staci Chivetta for the Ward 4 seat by a 55% to 45% margin.
The City Councilmembers will be sworn in and take their oath of office at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting. With Pape now the City’s new mayor, Ward 4 will have a vacant seat. Ward 4 residents can file to fill the vacancy starting Nov. 9.