Rodgers said McMasters indicated at Monday night’s meeting that he had intended to appoint Newby if council failed to act.
Zachary Beck and Roger Hensley also applied for the vacancy, but withdrew their names last week prior to the interview sessions.
Tracy Dudley resigned as a Huber Heights council member last month.
No reason was given in Dudley’s resignation letter as to why she resigned.
Dudley was appointed to council July 9, 2012, to serve out the term of Hensley, who resigned earlier that year.
Dudley ran unopposed in November 2013. Her current four-year term expires Dec. 31, 2017.