Matt Wheatley, a seventh grade teacher at Royse City Middle School, has been appointed to the Place 4 seat on the Royse City city council.

He will succeed Brooks Williams, whose resignation was accepted before the city council voted unanimously to appoint Wheatley. In a letter of resignation e-mailed on Aug. 26, Williams cited medical problems as the reason he decided to step down before completing his two-year term.

Wheatley will serve until next May, when Williams’ term was scheduled to expire. Wheatley will be sworn in at the city council’s next regular meeting.

Janet Nichol made the motion to appoint Wheatley.

“I will serve Royse City well and will do my best to uphold the vision and goals that would best benefit our town,” Wheatley said in a resume that was submitted to the city council. “If chosen to be a part of the city council, I will listen and be respectful of all viewpoints, but will be decisive.

“I feel I would bring a good perspective to the council, coming from an education background, being connected to many different social circles and groups, and considering input and feedback from that variety of people.”

Wheatley has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from Baylor University. He was hired by the Royse City ISD in the spring of 2009. He currently is serving on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Wheatley is married to Holly McCain, a graduate of Royse City High School. The Wheatleys are the parents of two sons — Cutter, 5, and Keller, 3.

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