Members of the La Grange City Council will soon appoint a new council member to fill a seat vacated by the late James Beaumont.
Beaumont died Dec. 12. He served two stints on the council and was the city's first African-American council member.
Mayor Elsie Carter said she plans to present the council with a letter of interest from Denise Watts Wilson at the council's regular meeting on Monday.
Though others have expressed interest, Carter said Wilson is the only candidate who had submitted a letter of intent as of Dec. 31.