Geoff Baker appointed by Austin City Council to fill Ward 1 vacancy

(ABC 6 News) – Thursday, the Austin City Council voted 4-2 to appoint Geoff Baker as Council Member of Ward 1, to fill a vacancy left by Oballa Oballa who is now running for council member at large.

During Thursday’s meeting council members heard from three applicants vying for the position, and ultimately chose Baker.

Baker has lived in Austin for 21 years and said he and his family have a long a history of community involvement.

He previously served on the council from 2005-2007, served on the Austin Utility Board for 10 years, and was the board chair of the Austin Chamber for a term.