The city of Liberty Lake appointed a new councilman during a special meeting Tuesday.
Keith Kopelson, 46, who ran against Councilman Shane Brickner in the November election will fill position 6, which was previously held by Ryan Romney.
Kopelson owns a janitorial company, a security-guard company and an online business directory. He has lived in Liberty Lake for more than seven years, has four children and volunteers in the community.
The council also selected a new mayor pro tem and assigned committees for each council member to attend.
Councilman Odin Langford will serve as the mayor pro tem and chair the finance committee. The committee will also include members Cris Kaminskas, Brickner and Josh Beckett will serve as an alternate.
The public safety committee will include members Susan Schuler, Kaminskas and Dan Dunne. Kopelson will serve as the alternate.
The community development committee will include members Dunne, Kopelson and Beckett. Langford will serve as the alternate.
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