Destin, Fla. – During a special meeting held last night, the Destin City Council unanimously voted in favor of Steven Menchel to serve as interim councilmember. Menchel has been a resident of Destin for 11 years and currently serves as chairman of Destin’s Public Works/Public Safety Committee and is vice chairman of the Local Planning Agency. Menchel was joined by his wife, Vivian, as he took the oath of office. Menchel stated, “It is an honor and privilege to have been selected to serve as a city councilmember and I am thankful for the trust and faith the council has in me.”
Menchel will fill the open vacancy from former Councilmember Tuffy Dixon. A special election will be held on March 12th to choose a candidate who will serve the final year of Dixon’s second four-year term.