Mayor, council members take oath of office
Sears, Henning recognized for service
Mayor Roger Foster, council member Chuck Vyhnalek and two, newly elected officials took the oath of office at Tuesday’s regular council meeting while two longtime officials were recognized for their service to the City of Crete.
Foster won his bid for a third term in November, while Vyhnalek ran unopposed in Ward 3. New council members are Brian Carnes, who was unopposed in Ward 1, and Ryan Hinz, who won the Ward 2 council seat. Ward 1 council member Dave Bauer was elected Council President during the regular meeting.
Recognized for their dedication and service to the citizens of Crete were outgoing council members Judy Henning from Ward 2 and Travis Sears from Ward 1.
Henning served the council first as a Ward 2 representative starting in 1981. She was a two-term mayor from 1998-2006 and was appointed to fill a council vacancy in 2013. She was chairperson of the Legislative/Community Development Committee and sat on the Parks and Recreation and Public Works committees.
Sears did not seek reelection after serving two terms since 2010 in addition to a term from 2003-2006. He was the current council president and chairperson of the Finance Committee as well as sitting on the Public Safety and Public Works committees.