The Newport City Council voted unanimously to appoint Kathy Green to fill the vacant council position (Ward 3, Position 1) left when Aaron Hopkins resigned in November.

Mayor David Stewart made the announcement following an executive session in which the council considered several other applicants. Green will finish out the remaining two years left on Hopkins' term. In other business: - Mayor Stewart announced that the State of the City address will be read at the next city council meeting Feb. 4, 2013.