to seat on city council
[NOV. 5, 2002]
Martha "Marty" Neitzel, 525
Southgate, has been appointed to fill the city council seat left
vacant by the recent death of Alderman Joseph Stone. Mayor Beth
Davis announced the appointment Monday evening, and Neitzel was
sworn in by city attorney Bill Bates.
Neitzel said this is the first time she
has held public office, but when she was called by Davis to fill the
post she did not hesitate. "I just wanted to get involved," she
"Iím a Lincolnite," she added. "I want
to keep Lincoln people in Lincoln. Iíd like to see Lincoln grow."
She said she needs to "get my feet wet
first" and has no particular agenda to work for as yet.
Davis has appointed Neitzel to fill
several empty committee slots. She will serve as chair of the
sanitation committee and will also sit on the grounds, buildings and
local improvements committee; the insurance committee; and the
[Photo by Joan Crabb]
[Marty Neitzel (right) is sworn in by Bill
Also, she will serve on the Mayorís
Commission on Disabilities, Minorities, Seniors, Veterans, and
Youth, serving as chair of the Seniors division, as well as on the
City of Lincoln Beautification Commission, established by the mayor
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Neitzel, 65, retired several years ago
from the insurance industry, where she worked as a claim adjuster.
She and her husband, Arthur, have two sons, both grown.
In other business, Davis said that at
the next regular meeting, Nov. 18, she would announce a candidate to
the fill vacancy on the Lincoln Planning Commission.
Alderman Glenn Shelton commented
favorably on "Sunday Tea at the Lincoln T," a Nov. 3 event that
brought many visitors downtown.
"It was good
to see that number of businesses open and that number of people
downtown. We should encourage whoever started that to keep on doing
it," he said.