Council elects Boice as president

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The City Council has a new leader for 2011.

Monday night the council held an organizational meeting in which it elected Councilman Mark Boice as its next president. Boice is serving District 4 in his first term on the council, and in 2010 he was appointed to the council’s budget and finance, roads and traffic and parks committees.

Boice takes over after 2010 president, Councilman Roy Johnson. Councilman Greg O’Connor held the title in 2009, and as the previous two council presidents, Johnson and O’Connor made up the nomination committee, which suggested Boice for the role.

Johnson said that the committee seeks input from the rest of the council and looks for clear signs of leadership amongst the potential candidates.

“We look for someone who’s going to take the bull by the horns and get things done,” Johnson said.

Boice was the only council member nominated and was elected by a unanimous 7-0 vote.

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