Myers is new Humboldt City Council member

Humboldt City Clerk Gloria Christensen (left) administers the oath of office to new Humboldt First Ward Council member Jim Myers (right) at Monday's Humboldt City Council meeting. Humboldt Independent photo.

Humboldt has a new member of its city council. It’s still to be determined if it will be for the short or long haul.
On Monday, Humboldt Mayor Dan Scholl appointed Jim Myers of Humboldt as the first ward Council member. The action was confirmed by a 4-0 vote of sitting Council members Kirk Whittlesey, Mike Worthington, John Sleiter and Joel Goodell.
The reason Myers’ tenure is uncertain, is that Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken believes a city resident in the first ward may also be interested in the seat and may petition to have a special election.
Jim and his wife, Lori, moved here from Ankeny in 1995.
Jim is originally from York, NE. His family moved to Eagle Grove where he graduated from high school. He attended and graduated from Iowa State University.
Jim and Lori and their young family lived in Ankeny before moving to Humboldt in 1995.
“We could have lived anywhere in the area, but we really liked Humboldt,” Myers told The Independent after Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, his first.
City Clerk Gloria Christensen administered the oath of office and Myers took his seat on the Council for the remainder of the meeting as a voting member.
The Humboldt City Council had several action items and several members of the public deliver comments at Monday's meeting. Read all the details in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today by clicking on the link at the top of the page and read what you are missing.

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