Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Familiar Face Takes a Seat on Rio Dell City Council

Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 12:50 PM

click to enlarge Councilmember Gordon Johnson is sworn in on Tuesday. - CITY OF RIO DELL
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  • Councilmember Gordon Johnson is sworn in on Tuesday.

The Rio Dell City Council welcomed a familiar face back to the dais Tuesday, when Gordon Johnson was once again sworn in following the resignation of Bryan Richter for personal reasons.

Johnson, a longtime resident and civil engineer, will serve until 2022. He was previously appointed to a council seat in 2013 and elected to a term in 2014, which ended last year.

Two others, Amanda Carter and Alonzo Bradford, applied for the seat but later withdrew their names.

“I want to welcome Gordon back to the council,” Mayor Debra Garnes said in a statement. “He comes back at a time of tremendous change in the city – positive changes that he was a part of getting started. It’s important to have a steady, knowledgeable person like him right now.”

Read the full release below:

Former Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Johnson was sworn into the Rio Dell City Council on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019 following unanimous appointment by the City Council. Johnson will fill the seat until the November 2020 election following the resignation of Councilmember Bryan Richter who resigned due to personal family matters.

Johnson was joined by two other applicants for the position, including Amanda Carter and Alonzo Bradford. Both Carter and Bradford pulled their nominations prior to the Council vote in deference to Johnson.

“I want to welcome Gordon back to the Council.” Stated Rio Dell Mayor Debra Garnes. “He comes back at a time of tremendous change in the City – positive changes that he was a part of getting started. It’s important to have a steady, knowledgeable person like him right now.”

Johnson is a registered civil engineer who has focused on building up the city through infrastructure and economic development.
“I want to thank both Amanda Carter and Alonzo Bradford for being willing to step up and I look forward to their continued involvement in the City.” Mayor Garnes concluded.

Both Carter and Bradford plan on participating with the City’s newly formed Nuisance Committee moving forward.
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