Peterson tapped for open city council spot

By: 
Scott Sullivan
“We are fortunate to have such a strong pool of citizens willing to share their services,” Mayor Bill Hess said.

Former Nebraska state senator and governor’s cabinet member Chris Peterson is Saugatuck’s new city council member.

Council Monday appointed Peterson—who, since retiring to Saugatuck, has served on its planning commission and held other volunteer posts—to complete the unexpired term left vacant by Wendy Wise Fisher’s resignation.

“For the big picture of qualifications,” said Peterson, “I managed a $2 billion budget and came in 3 percent under every year. I managed 6,000 employees, 10 institutions and employed 36 attorneys.

“I briefed governors, legislators and my coffee club groups. I served on the Nebraska Homeland Security Council and directed the Hurricane Katrina Rescue effort. I was the liaison with the NAACP and governor’s office.

“My special interest now is my family, especially my grandchildren,” she said.

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