Centennial introduces new officials

February 4, 2018 by  

Stephanie Piko, the new mayor of Centennial, was recently sworn in, along with one person who was re-elected to the city council, and three new members of the council.

Mayor Piko takes over the office from Cathy Noon, who had served the maximum terms allowed by the city. Piko holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida, as well as a B.S. in Environmental Science, granted by the University of Michigan.

The others who took the oath were Kathy Turley, who won re-election, and three council newcomers: Tammy Maurer, Mike Sutherland, and Marlo Alston.

Turley represents District 1, while Maurer serves District 2, replacing Doris Truhlar. Sutherland replaces Mark Gotto in District 3, and Alston serves District 4, replacing Charles ‘C.J.’ Whelan.

Piko was the member for District 4, but gave up her position when she took over as mayor. At that point, the City Council decided to replace her with a citizen from District 4, and nine residents applied. The field has since been narrowed to three candidates: Sarah Whitely, John Miquel, and Ron Weidmann, who will be formally interviewed for the spot on the council.

The interviews will take place this coming Wednesday, February 7, at 6:00 pm in the civic center, and the public is invited to attend.

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