During its July 27 meeting, the Charlotte City Council chose Nathaniel VanStee to fill the vacant District 1 seat for a term that will end in November 2021.
The position became available earlier in the month when former District 1 Council member Michael Armitage was selected as Mayor.
Mr. VanStee is a 2018 graduate of Olivet College where he earned a degree in actuarial science. He was a member of the Alpha Lambda Epsilon literary/social society and served multiple terms as president, treasurer and house manager. He moved to Charlotte upon graduation. He was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission earlier in the year.
“I’d like to thank everyone on the Council for their overwhelming support,” VanStee said. “I am excited to work with them to serve the City and our fellow citizens.”
Four residents appeared before Council to be interviewed for the position. Mr. VanStee was the unanimous selection of the six Council members.
“I want to review opportunities for a single-hauler waste and recycling system,” he said, “and create a program to ensure renters are provided safe and sanitary living conditions.”
He has also expressed a desire to introduce new communication strategies to support local businesses and plan events to appeal to the City’s growing younger population.
Mr. VanStee has been employed by Auto Owners Insurance at its Lansing headquarters since 2018 as a commercial lines underwriter.

Article supplied by Gregg Guetschow, Charlotte City Manager