Norman Bartleson, a local developer and president of the local NAACP chapter, was named Monday to the Danville Ethics Committee in a split vote.
The member he replaced, Ken Snowden, had said he would serve again.
Mayor John W.D. Bowling nominated Bartleson, and City Commissioners Chester Kavanaugh and Ryan Owens voted for the appointment. Commissioners Jamey Gay and Terry Crowley did not, saying that they thought because Snowden was already on the committee that he should have been given another term.