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New City Council Member Appointed

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By Joe Foreman, Editor

An Omaha police officer has been selected to fill the open at-large seat on the Glenwood City Council formerly held by Clare Bangs.

Steve Fornoff, 41, was selected over Jeremy Rodman to fill the vacancy by a 3-1 vote of the city council last Tuesday, Aug. 7. The seat became open when Bangs resigned from the council earlier this summer after moving outside the city limits.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for quite awhile,” Fornoff said. “Glenwood’s been very good to my family and I’ve always wanted to give something back. We love it here and I plan to stay and see if I can do something to keep it the good place it is.”

A native of Plattsmouth, Neb., Fornoff spent five years as an officer with the Glenwood Police Department before joining the force in Omaha 13 years ago. He also has experience as a jailer.

Fornoff said after spending most of his law enforcement career working nights, he now has a “day job” with OPD’s firearms unit, allowing him to have evenings available to serve on the city council.

Because of his background in law enforcement, Fornoff sees himself as a good fit to work with fellow council members on public safety-related issues.

“I’d love to see more things for the kids to do in Glenwood,” Fornoff said. “I’d like to give them more good avenues to do positive things.”

Fornoff and his wife, Michelle, have three children - daughter Rebecca (15) and sons Logan (11) and Easton (16 months).