Mayor Herzig Appoints Russ Southard Acting Mayor

 Russ Southard Will Fill In

When Mayor Is Out Of City

At his second meeting as Mayor, Gary Herzig asked and received a unanimous vote that Council Member Russ Southard, Sixth Ward, be named Acting Mayor for the remainder of the year, a position he had served under Mayor Dick Miller and after his passing. "I think I speak for the entire city in saying that we owe him a thank you and a debt of gratitude for stepping up," said Herzig.
At his second meeting as mayor, Gary Herzig this evening asked and Common Council agreed to name Sixth Ward Council member Russ Southard acting mayor for the remainder, meaning he would fill that role when Herzig is out of the city.   Southard had served in that role under former Mayor Dick Miller, and served as acting mayor for 11 months after Miller’s passing last October.   “I think I speak for the entire city in saying that we owe him a ‘thank you’ and a debt of gratitude for stepping up,” said Herzig.  Next to Southard is Council member Madolyn Palmer, Fifth Ward.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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