CAC holds elections, looking to fill empty seats

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee has some changes in leadership that came at its monthly meeting. The CAC elected officers for the upcoming year and are looking for new members.

CAC member Donna Keith is currently acting as chairperson. Chairman Nick Penque resigned in May and Keith has been chair in the past and has run meetings in Penque’s absence prior to his resignation.

“I have for eight years then Jim White took over and Nick (Penque) took over. … I kind of took it back (when they resigned),” Keith said.

Keith, due to other commitments, said she does not want to continue as chair, but offered to stay in the position throughout summer. Paulette Pacos, who recently joined the CAC, offered to serve as chair but had some reservations.

“I would be willing to consider co-chair but I feel I am too new and don’t understand everything that we do to become chairman,” Pacos said. “I wouldn’t mind co-chairing to groom myself into that someday.”

Keith will continue as chair with Pacos as co-chair and will take on more responsibility in the new year. Richard Gloss, member, will also serve as co-chair with Pacos. Helen Britt who currently serves as secretary said she would not mind keeping the position further. Britt was approved as recording secretary and Danny McGill was approved as corresponding secretary.

In addition to Penque resigning in May, Arlene Langendorfer also resigned. Even with the addition of Pacos and Gloss, there are still empty seats on the board. Currently there are eight members but a full board would consist of 12 members. Any city resident may apply to become a member by submitting a letter of intent. The CAC meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Letters can be brought to the meeting in person or dropped off at the city clerk’s office at City Hall. Currently, the second and fourth ward are not represented on CAC. All meetings are open to the public and if residents have concerns, they can be brought to the CAC in person or by letter left with the city clerk.

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