Council members sworn in: Mayor McManus takes the gavel
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – During the April 17 organizational meeting of the Marshfield Common Council, incoming mayor Bob McManus was sworn in along with District 1 Alderperson Mike Fierer, District 3 Alderperson Chris Jockheck, District 5 Alderperson Steve MacSwain, District 7 Alderperson Jason Zaleski, and District 9 Alderperson Tom Buttke.
“It is going to be an honor to work with you, and I look forward to what we have to do for the city,” McManus said, after receiving the gavel from outgoing mayor, Chris Meyer.
After being sworn in, Mayor McManus read, and the board approved, Common Council appointments to city boards, committees, and commissions. Appointed to the Board of Public Works were: MikeFeirer, Tom Witzel, Tom Buttke, Chris Jockheck and Steve MacSwain.
Appointed to the Finance, Budget, and Personnel Committee were: Jason Zaleski, Gordy Earll, Peter Hendler, Rebecca Spiros, and Nick Poeschel.
The Judiciary and License Committee will consist of: Nick Poeschel, Gordy Earll, and Rebecca Spiros, with Alternate Steve MacSwain.
Chris Jockheck was also appointed to the Airport Committee and Fairgrounds Commission. Jason Zaleski was appointed to the Business Improvement District Board, Economic Development Board, and Main Street Marshfield Board. Rebecca Spiros was appointed to the Cable TV Committee and the University Commission. Peter Hendler was appointed to the Central Wisconsin State Fair Board, the City Plan Commission, and the Community Development Authority. Mike Feirer was appointed to the Committee on Aging and the Fairgrounds Commission. Steve Mac Swain was assigned a spot on the Historic Preservation Committee and Library Board of Trustees. Nick Poeschel was given a spot on the Community Development Authority and the University Commission. Tom Buttke was appointed to the Economic Development Board and Fairgrounds Commission. Tom Witzel was assigned to the Utility Commission and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Committee, while Gordy Earll was placed on the Utility Commission and the University Commission.
Chris Jockheck was elected as council president, a position formerly held by outgoing alderman, Ed Wagner.