Walt Hoefer steps down from council after 20 years

Retiring city council member Walt Hoefer, left, receives a parting gift from Mayor Jim Jarecki in recognition of 20 years of service.
After 20 years of service on the Albion City Council, Walt Hoefer opted not to run again in 2020.
In appreciation for his service, Mayor Jim Jarecki presented Walt with an inscribed desk clock during the council meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 8.
Walt said he has always considered his service on the board as a way to be of service to the community, adding that he encourages younger people in the community to “step up” and serve in local elective positions to help improve their town and area.
In addition to service on the city council, Walt at one time was employed in the city maintenance department. He said he has learned a lot about how the town operates through the years.
Taking Hoefer’s place on the council is Jack Dailey, who was elected as a write-in candidate in the 2020 general election. He started his four-year term on Dec. 8.
Marcus Johnson was also re-elected in 2020 and is beginning his third four-year term on the council.
Complete story in the Dec. 16 Albion News print and e-editions.