Fallon City Council swears in members

Fallon City Council swears in members

Judge Mike Lister, left, swears in new counsel Paul Harmon as his wife, Tami, looks on.

The Fallon City Council on Jan. 3 welcomed a new member and a new member and recognized a retiring councilman during a Protocol ceremony.

Due to the heavy snow in the Lahontan Valley, the ceremony was moved indoors from the City Hall courtyard to the council chambers. Counselor Kelly Frost and Counselor Paul Harmon were sworn in by Judge Michael R. Lister. Retiring Ward 3 Councilman James Richardson was recognized for his two terms of service.

A retired educator, Frost is the wife of Russ and the mother of three children. She is the current chair of the Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority Board, and also serves on the boards of the Churchill Entrepreneurs Development Association, Churchill-Fallon Economic Development, the Western Nevada Development District and the Churchill County Museum.

“I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Fallon,” Frost told LVN. “We’re working on some exciting projects at Oats Park, which are a sprinkler field and pickleball fields. People will also start to see some road improvement projects starting around the city of Fallon this spring and summer. The mayor, city staff and city employees have worked hard to make these projects possible.”

Harmon is a highway maintenance manager with the Nevada Department of Transportation. He and his wife, Tami, have two grown children. Harmon said he is passionate about coaching local youth sports and helped create the Fallon Youth Basketball League.

“I am extremely honored and privileged to be elected to the Fallon City Council and represent Ward 3,” Harmon told LVN. “I look forward to working with the council on all projects and endeavors.”

Mayor Ken Tedford commended Richardson for his commitment to the Fallon community. He expressed his personal and professional appreciation saying “this is truly an end of an era for us in the city”. The mayor also thanked Richardson’s wife, Tami, and their two children.

Tedford then highlighted several projects in which Richardson had “played a significant role” during his tenure, including the construction of the Pennington Life Center and Pennington Youth Center, the redevelopment of Maine Street and improvements to the city’s water, wind control , traffic signals. , and electrical systems.

Tedford concluded the ceremony with his pledge to run the city with honor and fairness and to work with county leaders to resolve mutual issues.

“I have confidence in this city council, city staff and the system of government that put us here,” Tedford said. “Most of all, I trust the people of this city. Everything we achieve here is a reflection of their strength.”

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