Mason Council Members Sworn In

At the December 1 organizational meeting of Mason City Council, four Council members elect were sworn in to serve a 4-year term. Members Ashley Chance and Diana Nelson will return to Council to serve a new term, Barbara Spaeth returns having served on Council previously and Mark Haake will serve his first term as a Council member.  All four terms run through November 30, 2025.

Three or four Council members are elected at-large in odd-numbered years. The City’s charter calls for an organizational meeting on the first day of December in odd-numbered years. At that meeting, a Mayor and Vice Mayor are selected by the Council from among their members. In addition to duties as a Council member, the Mayor presides over Council meetings and acts as the ceremonial head of the City. The Vice Mayor assumes these duties in the absence of the Mayor.

Council unanimously elected Barbara Spaeth as Mayor and Diana Nelson as Vice-Mayor marking a historic moment for Mason – the first time both the Mayor and Vice-Mayor seats are occupied by women.

Pictured from left to right – Councilmember Josh Strycula, Councilmember Mark Haake, Vice Mayor Diana Nelson, Mayor Barbara Spaeth, Councilmember Ashley Chance, Councilmember Kathy Grossmann, Councilmember Tony Bradburn.

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