Brad Parrish was sworn in as a member of Electric City Council Tuesday night.
Parrish had submitted his name for consideration for a council appointment but was passed over when the council selected Lonna Bussert, who currently serves.
Parrish replaces Birdie Hensley who resigned about a month ago, after serving just over a term.
The city had advertised the position asking interested parties to submit letters of interest. Only Parrish responded by the deadline.
Parrish is currently a shop steward for the union, and was elected to the executive board for the Columbia Basin Trades Council.
Among his past experiences are a term on the Chewelah School Board, and manager of the Chewelah Rural Ambulance Service for 24 years. He is a retired employee of ALCOA.
After the ALCOA plant where he worked was shut down, Parrish applied and was selected in 2001 as a security guard at Grand Coulee Dam. Later, he moved into a warehouse position.
Parrish is a member of the Grant County & Washington State Patrol Critical Incident Stress Management team, and has been deployed all over the county and state handling stress management.
Parrish will fill out Hensley’s term, which would have expired in 2015.