Paul Tankersley took the oath of office as alderman for Ward 4 on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Tankersley was the only candidate to qualify for the planned January election for the seat formerly held by Steve Hickok, who retired from the board last month.
Under state law, the Municipal Election Commission dispensed with the election since there was only one candidate, and the Board of Aldermen appointed Tankersley to the remainder of the term. After he was sworn in at the meeting, Tankersley took his seat on the board.
Tankersley has been active in the community, serving as president of the Northbay Homeowners Association and as president of the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA).