On Monday, Jan. 7, at 6390 Town Hall Dr. in Greenfield, the city held an open house for residents that included an Oath of Office Ceremony. Attendees were able to meet and talk with the city’s new officials as well as its outgoing mayor, Jerry Hertaus, who won his bid for a state congressional seat in November. The three city officials taking part in the ceremony were Brad Johnson, Mike Erickson, and Mark Holten. Pastor Keith Robinson or the Riverwood Covenant Church, delivered the invocation.
Johnson, who will step in as Mayor of Greenfield, has been serving on the Greenfield City Council since being elected in 2010. He is an 8-year resident with his own business. He has served on the Economic Development Authority for the city and is currently vice president of the Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Erickson is beginning his second term as a Greenfield City Councilor, having served for the last four years. He is a business owner who has resided in Greenfield for seven years.
Holton has lived in Greenfield with his family for over 20 years, and has been both a business owner and a contractor in the technology field. He has served on the Greenfield Planning Commission since 2010 and is president of the Lake Sarah Improvement Association.
The new council formation includes sitting Greenfield Tom Cook, who won his seat in 2010 and is fulfilling a 4-year term.
An additional seat remains vacant with Johnson’s move to mayor, and may be filled by council appointment.