Ellie Jones appointed to Hermantown City Council
Ellie Jones will take Sen. Grant Hauschild's former seat on the council.
HERMANTOWN — The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Ellie Jones to serve out the remainder of Grant Hauschild's term.
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.
"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.