Hirschman appointed to city council

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By Joe Foreman, Editor

A former City Hall employee has been appointed to fill a position on the Glenwood City Council.

Susan Hirschman was appointed to the position Tuesday, May 26, during the city council’s regular meeting. She was one of three citizens considered for the Ward III seat that became vacant when Kim Clark resigned from the council in April.

In a verbal poll of council members, Hirschman received the recommendation of Allan Christiansen and Clare Bangs. Craig Florian voiced his support for Jeremy Rodman, while Kay LeFever recommended Lyn Mintle.

Hirschman was administered her oath of office by Mayor Dyle Downing immediately after the vote was taken.

Hirschman has spent several years working at Glenwood State Bank, but also has experience as a City Hall staffer and teacher’s aide at West Elementary School.

“From working at the bank and working with the public, it’s something I’ve been interested in for some time,” Hirschman said. “I believe it’s important to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money.”

Hirschman ran as a write-in candidate against former council member Ron Bales and also sought appointment to Bales’ vacant seat on the council when he retired last winter.

“I guess the third time’s the charm,” she said.

The Ward III seat Hirschman now occupies will be up for election in November.