City Councilwoman Kathy Narum was appointed Vice Mayor of Pleasanton Tuesday night by Mayor Jerry Thorne and others on the City Council.
Narum, a former member of the city's Planning Commission, was elected to the council in a special election in May 2013 and then re-elected last year to a full four-year term.
In other action, the council named assistant city attorney Julie Harryman to serve as interim City Attorney after City Attorney Jonathan Lowell retires tomorrow.
Harryman will assume additional duties, including attending all council meetings and managing the City Attorney's office until a permanent City Attorney is named.
The council also re-appointed Christine Steiner as the city's representative on the Alameda County Housing Authority Commission for another four-year term.
It was also announced that David Nagler, currently an alternate member of the Planning Commission, will become a full-time member, succeeding Gina Piper, who has resigned.
Fourteen volunteers have been appointed to serve on six Pleasanton committees and commissions that serve as advisory groups to the City Council.
Named to the Economic Vitality Committee were Ellen Pensky McGraw, from a commercial services firm; Sylvia Tian, a residential real estate builder and developer, and William Doerlich and Esther Yu, both Realtors.
Appointed to the Civic Arts Commission were Jay Doraiswami as a full member and John Orenberg, as an alternate member.
In addition, Jay Galvin and Michelle Meyers were named members of the Housing Commission, with Matthew Gaidos appointed as an alternate member.
Joining the Human Services Commission are Meera Parikh as a full member and Mike Sedlak as an alternate.
Appointed to serve on the Library Commission were Michaela Hertle, as a member, and Harinder Grewal as an alternate.
Karyna Russo, a middle school student, was appointed to serve on the city's Youth Commission.