JAMESTOWN – William Reynolds III is slated take over as the City of Jamestown’s Ward V councilman.
City Council President Tony Dolce and Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced the appointment on Friday.
The Republican will fill the seat’s vacancy after former councilman Grant Olson announced last year that he would not serve in 2022, citing personal and professional opportunities.
Since Olson was still on the ballot in the 2021 election, and subsequently won re-election, a Republican was chosen to serve in his place.
“I thank Council President Dolce and Mayor Sundquist for giving me the opportunity to serve Jamestown once again,” said Reynolds in a statement. “I have dedicated my life to public service and I am excited to bring my knowledge of the area to City Council.”
Reynolds was previously the Town Supervisor for the Town of North Harmony in the 90s, a DPW Superintendent for the Village of Bemus Point in the mid-2000s and served as a Jamestown Police Detective from 1984 until his retirement in 2004. He also served in the Marine Corps.
“As a lifetime Chautauqua County resident who has served as a Chief Executive of a town, as well as numerous other positions in public life, I know I have the experience to be a public leader in our community,” continued Reynolds. “I look forward to bringing forward a number of new ideas and working with Council and the Mayor to help improve Jamestown for all residents.”
Reynolds will take office in a special voting session to be held before Monday’s City Council meeting.