It will be one of the following-named applicants. And, yes, Lori Herbel did in fact submit an application to be an appointed Yucca Valley Councilwoman.
At the Special Town Council Meeting of April 25, 2011, Council directed to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Council Member Chad Mayes through an appointment process. Council directed staff to initiate an application for appointment. The deadline for applications was 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Applications for Appointment to the Town Council of Yucca Valley were received from the following individuals:
1. Merl R. Abel;
2. Michael A. Albert;
3. John E. Bell (not registered to vote);
4. David A. Cooper ;
5. Curt Paul Duffy;
6. Lori Herbel;
7. Roger Johnson;
8. Robert J. Leone; and
9. Andrew (Andy) Jacob Mueller.
Here is the PDF from the Town of Yucca Valley, the PDF file including the submitted applications of all nine candidates for Town Council.