New city leaders sworn into office

Bill Chukuske, Tony Peterson, and Dave Tiegs take the oath of office as new Tracy City Councilmen.

Three newly-elected Tracy City Councilmen took their seats Monday, as Madonna Peterson was officially appointed as the new City of Tracy administrator.
Dave Tiegs, Bill Chukuske, and Tony Peterson were sworn into office by interim city administrator Shane Daniels.  Chukuske is a former city council member, and a member of the city planning commission and economic development authority. Peterson is both a former mayor and council member, and also serves on the planning commission and EDA.  Tiegs is a newcomer to the council, but is a past member of the EDA.

Madonna Peterson

Mayor Steve Ferrazzano thanked outgoing council members Kurt Enderson and Tam Schons for their service on the council.  Enderson, who served eight years on the council, did not file for re-election. Schons was appointed to a vacancy two years ago.  Dale Johnson Jr., the third out-going council member, was not present.  Johnson was appointed in late 2014 to serve the remaining two years of a term that Charlie Snyder had originally been elected to.  Snyder resigned from the council after moving to Park Rapids.
Peterson succeeds Mike Votca as city administrator.  Peterson has been serving as interim deputy administrator since Oct. 1, following Votca’s acceptance of a position with the City of Belle Plaine.
Peterson’s was selected from a field of six finalists in December.  Her appointment became official on Monday.

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