Hawkins re-elected Webster City mayor

WEBSTER CITY — 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 voting 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’s starting salary is $51,000.

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