Newest Councilman Sworn in July 10

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (July 10, 2017) – Councilman Geoff Schroeder handed the reins to Fred Perez during a ceremony held during the opening minutes of the July 10 City Council meeting.

Schroeder served one full session from January 2008 to January 2012. After a two-year hiatus, he was re-elected in January 2014 and maintained the seat up until his recent resignation. Schroeder hand-picked Perez to replace him for the remainder of his term and said he believes Perez will serve the citizens of Mountain Home well. Schroeder also thanked those present at the meeting.

“It has been an honor to serve the city I have lived in for the past 27 years,” said Schroeder. “It’s been an honor to serve alongside Rich Sykes as the mayor, even though we differ on the details.”

Councilman Perez brings a wealth of experience to the table. He worked for the Mountain Home Highway District for 25 years; the last 18 of those as the Superintendent of Roads. He also served 12 years as a general manager for Idaho Waste Systems, eight years on the Groundwater Advisory Board, and seven years on the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission.  He is currently semi-retired and owns a private environmental consulting business.

Perez sees his appointment as yet another opportunity to serve the citizens of Mountain Home.

“I’m just here to do what I can to help, using my experience,” he said.

Councilman Fred Perez takes the City of Mountain Home Oath of Office July 10 during the bi-weekly City Council Meeting at Town Hall. Perez was hand-picked by his predecessor, Geoff Schroeder, to serve the remainder of Schroeder’s term.

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