City of Cloquet seeks representatives for various boards

With openings on multiple civilian boards in Cloquet, the Cloquet City Council has asked for residents interested in public service to reach out to the city.

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Cloquet City Hall (Jamey Malcomb / 2021 file / Pine Journal)
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After approving appointments and reappointments to the city’s boards and commissions, the Cloquet City Council is still looking for applicants to fill positions that remain vacant.

City Administrator Tim Peterson asked those in attendance at the Tuesday, Jan. 4, meeting to reach out to people who might be interested in serving the community.

“If anybody in the community is interested in joining a board or commission, please call City Hall, let us know and we can give you a rundown of what each board or commission does,” he said.

Peterson also thanked all the members who had stepped down for their service to the community.

Some of the vacant positions in the community include: two spots on the planning commission, one on the parks commission and one for the Cloquet Area Fire District Board.



The available positions have been posted by the city and are also available on the city’s website .

In other business, the council approved an acting mayor for 2022, confirmed the board and commission appointments of councilors and went into a closed session for an end-of-year city administrator performance review.

All councilors were happy with their current appointments and no changes were made during the meeting.

Councilor At-Large Laura Wilkinson was appointed as acting mayor again after the council felt she did a good job whenever Mayor Roger Maki was absent last year.

“Well, I only threw the gavel once by accident,” Wilkinson joked.

Dylan covers the local governments of Cloquet and Carlton County, as well as the Esko and Wrenshall school boards for the Cloquet Pine Journal.
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