Hawkins re-elected

Miller voted in as Mayor Pro Tem for second term

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City Mayor John Hawkins was unanimously re-elected at Monday evening’s council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Miller was also re-elected in a 4:1 roll call vote. The council approved a series of other official appointments Monday night including city manager, Right to Know Coordinator, and representatives to a variety of special boards and commissions.

Mayor John Hawkins was re-elected Monday evening during the City Council of Webster City meeting. Hawkins was unanimously re-elected in a roll call vote. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Miller was also re-elected in a 4:1 roll call vote with councilman Logan Welch voted no.

The council approved appointing the following representatives to official positions including: City Manager – Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez; Representative and alternate representative to the North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association – Adam Dickinson, Ken Wetzler; Right to Know Coordinator – Brian Stroner; Representative to the Greenbelt Advisory Commission – Kent Harfst; Hamilton County Communication Service Advisory Board (911) – Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez; Hamilton County Resource Enhancement Committee – John Hawkins; Representative to the Hamilton County Emergency Management Board – Charles Stansfield; Representative and alternate to the MIDAS Transportation Advisory Committee – Kent Harfst, Matt Alcazar; Webster City Day Care Board – Brian Miller; Riverview Early Education Center – Logan Welch.

Lindsay Henderson began her position as Webster City Community Vitality Director on Nov. 1. The goal of the newly-created position at the city is to build a sense of solidarity and agency within the community. Henderson will be a connector, catalyst, and support role in moving the ideas and talents and resources of the community together towards a common future. Henderson’s starting salary is $51,000.

The council approved appointing the Daily Freeman-Journal as the official newspaper of the city.