Newly elected and re-elected council members take oath of office in Kenmore

Kenmore Councilman David Baker was elected to another two-year term as mayor on Jan. 6. - Contributed photos/City of Kenmore
Kenmore Councilman David Baker was elected to another two-year term as mayor on Jan. 6.
— image credit: Contributed photos/City of Kenmore

The Kenmore City Council unanimously selected David Baker to serve a fourth term as mayor and Glenn Rogers to serve as deputy mayor, at its Jan. 6 meeting.

The mayor and deputy mayor are selected from within the city council. The mayor presides at city council meetings and represents the city at various ceremonial functions and intergovernmental meetings. The deputy mayor presides at meetings when the mayor is absent.

Both will serve a two-year term in their appointed roles.

"I love the city and I want to continue doing all I can do and finish what I've been doing for the city," said Baker. "Because our city has been so active we've been successful in bringing revenue to the city that has helped with improving our roads."

Baker said he has several new goals for the city he hopes to accomplish during this term as mayor.

"We are currently working on getting some dredging done so we can improve the water and I want to see us strengthen our ties with our neighbors," he said. "I care a great deal about this city and want to see it prosper."

In addition, honorable judges Marcine Anderson and Douglas Smith administered the oath of office to newly elected council member Nigel Herbig, position 4, and re-elected council members Laurie Sperry, position 2, and Allan VanNess, position 6. Council members are elected to serve four year terms.

The meeting concluded with the city council recognizing outgoing Deputy Mayor Bob Hensel for his eight years of service to Kenmore as a council member and deputy mayor by presenting him with a plaque.

The City of Kenmore has a Council-Manager form of government. The seven-member city council is the legislative branch of the city government and serves as the policymaking body. The council appoints a city manager to oversee the operations of the city.

Kenmore City Council meetings are typically held the second, third, and fourth Mondays of the month at Kenmore City Hall. Meetings are open to the public, and public comments are accepted at the beginning of regular, non-study session meetings.

Meeting agendas and schedule are available online at

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