New Albany City Council members appointed Kasey Kist to fill the Council seat vacated by Dr. Glyde Marsh, who died on September 11 after serving on New Albany City Council for 25 years. Kist, who was chosen from seven finalists who interviewed for the open Council seat, will be sworn into office on Friday, November 9.
Kist has lived in New Albany for fourteen years. Prior to being appointed to City Council, Kist served on the Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, Parks and Trails Steering Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission. He also serves as the race director for the Thanks For Giving 4-Miler, is active with Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity. Finally, he is founder and president of Keystone Building Contractors LLC and he and his wife Rebecca own Freshii, a restaurant in New Albany’s Village Center.
Kist’s appointment runs through 2019. He will need to run for election in November 2019 to maintain the Council seat. “I’ve had the opportunity to establish many great relationships during my fourteen years in New Albany and I feel like I have a strong understanding of what the community desires from its leadership,” Kist said. “I listen and engage with people, I love the community of New Albany and I’m honored to serve.”