MECA flap brings board process to the forefront

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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 am

The Omaha City Council's Tuesday vote to fill an open seat on the MECA board will mark the end of one of the most publicized — and competitive — processes to fill a seat on a city appointed board in recent history.

Typically, vacancies on many public boards are filled quickly, without much fanfare or competition. But the resignation of Jamie Gutierrez Mora from the prominent Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority board, following weeks of media coverage over her eligibility to serve, made the seat a hot ticket.

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