There is officially a new Fort Dodge City Council. Six of the seven members were sworn in Thursday, including new members Terry Moehnke and Jeffrey Halter. Councilmen Don Wilson, Dave Flattery, Kim Alstott, and Andy Fritz won re-election. Dean Hill was not up for re-election. Also taking the oath of office was Mayor Matt Bemrich, who won another term unopposed. Bemrich looks forward to hopefully keeping on track with the city's long-range goals with the new council:
Dave Flattery was elected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. The swearing-in ceremony was performed by Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady.