Incoming Hays city commissioner Chris Dinkel was sworn into office at Monday’s meeting, along with Shaun Musil and Sandy Jacobs, who were elected to serve another term.
Monday also marked commissioner Lance Jones’ final meeting. Jones did not seek re-election in November.
“I just want to thank people of the city of Hays for voting for me and giving me this opportunity,” Dinkel said. “I don’t take it lightly, and I’m really looking forward to serving with all of these great people on the commission.”
The changes were part of the commission’s annual reorganization, which also included the appointment of James Meier as mayor and Henry Schwaller IV as vice mayor. Outgoing Mayor Shaun Musil was recognized for his last 16 months of service in that role.
Jones was presented with a plaque, and commissioners again praised him for his almost three years of service.
“I feel very lucky to have been voted in by the people. I ran on an agenda, which I think that I did what I said I was going to do,” Jones said. “I brought things forward that I ran on. Not all of them passed, but at least I tried. I think I represented the people who kind of supported me and what the constituents who voted for me wanted done at the time. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.”