Mason City Council will swear in its three newly elected members at an organizational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Council veterans Tom Grossmann and Victor L. Kidd return after a two-year absence from council.
Grossmann, 55, served two terms on Mason’s city council from 2001 to 2009 and as mayor from 2007 to 2009. An attorney with nearly 30 years experience, he’s currently an assistant prosecutor with Hamilton County.
Kidd, 52, a local minister and coffee shop owner, served two terms on Mason’s city council before stepping down in 2009 to lead a church in Hawaii.
For newcomer Berry Spaeth, 51, the seat presents her first chance to hold political office. She retired in 2005 from a 20-year career as a caseworker and special needs adoption specialist with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and now works part-time in the child nutrition department for Mason Schools.
Incumbent Mike Gilb, a lawyer and former state representative for a northern area of Ohio, lost his seat on council in the Nov. 8 election.
The other two seats replace councilmembers Christine Shimrock, who chose not to seek a second term, and Tony Bradburn, who is forced to leave due to term limits.
Gilb, Bradburn and Shimrock will be recognized for their service at council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 28.
The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 3 p.m., followed by a reception for new members. Meetings are held in council chambers on the first floor of the Mason Municipal Center at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.