Observer staff

Observer staff

Island City’s city council has a new president.

Stan Terry was elected council president at Monday night’s city council meeting. Terry is beginning his fifth year on the council. He was first elected to the council in 2014 and was re-elected to Position 1 in November 2018 after running unopposed.

Terry, who grew up in Lostine, served as a state trooper from 1984 to 2003. He has resided in Island City since 1989. He is succeeding Robb Rea as council president. Rea stepped down after being elected mayor in November.

The council president’s responsibilities include serving in the role of mayor when the mayor is not able to attend a meeting.

Monday’s meeting was the first regular monthly meeting for Clint Williams, the council’s newest member. Williams was sworn in to fill the council’s open Position 2 seat on Feb. 25 at a special meeting. He was named to the council at its Feb. 11 meeting. Position 2 was Rea’s council seat.

Williams is a district sales manager for Northwood Manufacturing in Union County. He is no stranger to community service, for he is also a volunteer for the Elgin Stampede rodeo and a member of the La Grande School District’s budget committee. He is eligible to serve on the budget committee because Island City is in the La Grande School District.