New Wausau council members take seats

 New Wausau council members take seats

Mark Sittig, membership manager of the Florida League of Cities, on Thursday presented outgoing Wausau Mayor Roger Hagan, at right, with a framed copy of a resolution recognizing Hagan as an “outstanding public servant.”

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM.

WAUSAU — Two new Wausau Town Council members took their seats on the panel Thursday following a swearing in ceremony conducted by Washington County Judge Colby Peel.

Marlene Carter Blount and Kerry J. Collins were sworn in as council members, while incumbent Bobby J. Phillips was re-installed as a town councilman.

The three council members were elected on Dec. 11 during the citywide general election. Phillips and Blount will each serve four-year terms, while Collins will serve a two-year term.

Thursday was the last meeting for Roger Hagan and Gail Culbreth, who served as mayor and mayor pro-tem, respectively.

“The people of Wausau have be gracious to us,” Hagan said, to let us serve here in our hometown.” Although some people who ran for town council may have gotten few votes than others, no one was a loser in the election, Hagan said. “Even if you don’t get all the votes, you’re still a winner if you run for office because you got out there and got involved.”

Hagan was also honored with a framed copy of a resolution recognizing Hagan as an “outstanding public servant” from the Florida League of Cities, presented by Membership Manager Mark Sittig of Tallahassee.

The council elected new officers, with Phillips being named mayor and Councilman Dallas Carter being chosen as Mayor Pro Tem.

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