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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2023
Contact Person: Amber Bisinger
Title: Communications Manager
Telephone Number: 319-743-6345
Email Address: [email protected]
GAGE MISKIMEN APPOINTED TO REPRESENT WARD 1 ON MARION CITY COUNCIL
The City of Marion is pleased to announce the appointment of Gage Miskimen to fill the Ward 1 vacancy on the Marion City Council.
The 26-year-old former local journalist and current community engagement professional took the oath of office immediately following the appointment on Thursday, April 6.
Miskimen grew up within the Ward 1 boundaries on Marion’s south side. He graduated from Marion High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and cinema from the University of Iowa.
“I care deeply about Marion and Eastern Iowa,” said Miskimen. “I’m a young professional from Marion who has returned home to the area to contribute to the city’s continued success. I hope that my involvement in local government can help inspire others to get involved as well.”
Passionate about community outreach, communications and relationship-building, Miskimen sees his skills and experience as complementary to the Council’s current makeup. He hopes to inspire and energize the next generation of community leaders.
The position became vacant on March 31 with the resignation of former Ward 1 representative Colette Atkins. The appointment shall be in place until Dec. 31, 2023. It will appear on the ballot in the next City election in November.
About the City of Marion
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