From a list of five applicants, Key Pen Parks commissioners appointed Mark Michel to fill the seat vacated by Elmer Anderson during the Jan. 11 meeting.

Michel was sworn in that same night and will serve two years. The seat will be up for election in 2011.

Michel is a Lakebay resident, an Alaska Airlines pilot and served as president of the Evergreen Elementary PTA for two terms. He served on the Volunteer Park Master Plan adhoc committee, and was part of the trails committee as well.