Ellie Jones appointed to Hermantown City Council

Ellie Jones will take Sen. Grant Hauschild's former seat on the council.

Hermantown city hall.
Hermantown city hall as seen June 30.
Steve Kuchera / File / Duluth News Tribune

HERMANTOWN — The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Ellie Jones to serve out the remainder of Grant Hauschild's term.

Ellie Jones sworn in to Hermantown
Ellie Jones was appointed and sworn in to the Hermantown City Council Monday evening.
Contributed / City of Hermantown

Hauschild resigned Jan. 3, due to his election to the Minnesota State Senate District 3 seat. His term runs through the end of 2024 so it was filled by appointment Monday evening.

The position was open for applications through Jan. 23, to anyone at least 21 years old who resided in Hermantown for at least 30 days prior to their appointment. Six applied for the position and were interviewed at a council workshop Jan. 30.

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"Welcome to Ellie and thank you for stepping up," said Mayor Wayne Boucher, on her appointment.

"Thank you for the opportunity," Jones said. "There were quite a few people interested in this position. We all had the same goal in mind. I hope to do my best and be an asset to the team."


Jones was sworn in immediately following the vote and was seated with the council.

In a news release from the city, Boucher noted Jones's experience in business and perspective as a parent.

"It is an exciting time in our community. We’ve had continued growth as families and businesses choose to make Hermantown their hometown, and we received resounding support from voters for the Community Recreation Initiative and its projects,” Boucher said. “Ellie, with her background in business and as a Hermantown parent, will be a key addition to our council as we move forward.”

This story was updated at 9:22 p.m. Feb. 6 with a quotes from Mayor Wayne Boucher.  It was originally posted at 8:36 p.m. Feb. 6.

Teri Cadeau is a general assignment and neighborhood reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. Originally from the Iron Range, Cadeau has worked for several community newspapers in the Duluth area for eight years including: The Duluth Budgeteer News, Western Weekly, Weekly Observer, Lake County News-Chronicle and occasionally, the Cloquet Pine Journal. When not working, she's an avid reader and crafter.
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