If selection of Gunnison City's youth council has any bearing on the future, community government may one day be run entirely by women.
The Roberts, Jims, Johns or Bills are noticeably missing from the council in favor of such names as Heidi, Nicole, Melissa or Marianne. In fact, all 17 members of the youth city council are female.They were elected by popular vote of the Gunnison Valley High School student body, selecting Melissa Christiansen as the new mayor. She succeeds Megan Kjar in the position. Kjar was retained on the council.
Other members are Nedra Peterson, Nicole Buchanan, Heidi Hill, Marie Hyatt, Tresa Edwards, Brandie Blood, Trina Edwards, Marianne Kjar, Tami Finlayson, Susan Anderson, Tricia Coates, Robin Gregerson, Bernadette Lund, Michell Anderson, Kirsten Anderson.