Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Matching experience with positions

Annual appointments approved by Royal council

Annual appointments made by mayors of small communities are generally routine. But as the makeup of the Royal City Council has changed as a result of the 2021 election, Mayor Josh Toft used the opportunity to assign members to positions that fit their particular abilities.

“I’m trying to put people with the experience that best matches their appointments,” Toft said.

The mayor’s appointments approved on Jan. 12 include: Jeff Van Westen – Mayor Pro-Tem; streets and alleys; Jim Virelli – water, sewer, sanitation and landfill; Matt Goyette – emergency management, police, and fire department; nuis...

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