Jon Hansen, standing, left, has been appointed to the Centerfield City Council to serve out the remainder of former council member Dan Dalley’s term.

Jon Hansen appointed to replace Dalley on Centerfield council

 

Greg Knight

Staff writer

7/13/2017

 

CENTERFIELD—The Centerfield City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, July 5, to appoint Jon Hansen to fill the unexpired term of Dan Dalley, who resigned his seat last month.

Making it official, Hansen took his oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony Monday.

Hansen will serve through the end of 2020, when whoever wins the seat during the 2019 municipal elections will take office for a regular four-year term.

“I saw that there was a seat available and I want to be willing to serve and step up to help out when needed,” Hansen said. “I think the spot needed to be filled so I put my name in the hat.”

This is the first time Hansen, a lifelong Centerfield resident, has served in public office. Though new to the Centerfield’s political landscape, he said there’s one thing he already knows he wants to see accomplished.

“One of the main things I want to see get done, and it’s already been started, is the road project,” Hansen said. “The ball is rolling on that and, because the roads in Centerfield have been bad for a long time, it’s a good time to fix them up.”

Hansen added that he was pleased to see the city has applied for grant money to complete the road projects slated for coming years. Projects like it, he said, will help the city grow in a responsible and measured way.

“Even though Centerfield is doing very good right now as a city, this is a chance for us to prosper,” Hansen said. “Working with the council is going to be great because I have known the current members most of my life. They are good people and have good heads on their shoulders. They have the city’s best interest at heart.”

Centerfield Mayor Tom Sorenson said he is pleased that Hansen is on the council.

“[Jon] is a fine young man and I have known him his entire life,” Sorenson said. “He is going to do a great job for the people of Centerfield.”

In addition to his civic responsibilities, Hansen also serves as the first counselor in his LDS ward’s Young Mens’ presidency. His wife, Cherish, serves as the first counselor in the ward’s Primary presidency.

The council appointed Hansen after considering him for the position along with Centerfield Bryce Mower and Haden Jensen, who had also submitted their names also as candidates.