Medford City Council appoints new member

The Medford City Council has appointed attorney Tim Jackle to fill a vacant council seat.

Jackle will fill the Ward 1 Council position, which Al Densmore resigned from in August. Jackle will complete Densmore's term, which ends in December 2014.

Jackle, who works at the law firm Foster Denman LLP, has served on the Medford Planning Commission for more than nine years. He is a member of the Jackson County Bar Association, Oregon State Bar and the Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council. He has served in a number of volunteer positions in the community, including with Medford Rotary Club, American Red Cross, Rogue Valley Foundation and Southern Oregon Public Television.

Jackle has lived in Medford since 1998 and stated on his application that he would like to play a role in ensuring that Medford continues to be a safe, livable and economically vibrant community.

Densmore, 66, has served as a state legislator and Medford's mayor. In a letter announcing his retirement from the council, he said he wanted to simplify his life, spend more time with his family and get out and enjoy life.

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