An appointment and oath of office have both welcomed changes to the council in Wellington City.
First, on Feb. 6, during the regularly scheduled Wellington City Planning and Zoning meeting, the board appointed Shelly McKinnon as commissioner chair.
Then, on Wednesday evening, the Wellington City Council welcomed a new council member. Bethany Perea stood before the council with city recorder Glenna Nelson to perform an oath of office.
After reciting the oath, Perea signed the proper documentation to be sworn onto the council. Following this, Perea was invited to take her seat and participate in the remainder of the meeting. Perea expressed her excitement to being welcomed onto the council.
“We’re grateful that you’re willing to take on the challenge,” stated Wellington Mayor Joan Powell.