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Longtime Commissioners Recognized

Longtime Commissioners Recognized
Posted on 01/11/2024
Two longtime New Hope commission members were honored for their contributions at Monday's council meeting.

Personnel Board Commissioner Tony Brown and Citizen Advisory Commissioner Rick Riley announced late last year they wouldn't seek reappointment.

Riley served 14 years on the Citizen Advisory Commission (CAC) following his appointment in 2010. He served numerous years as the commission's secretary, vice chair and chair. Throughout his time on the CAC, Riley and the commission studied many topics for the City Council, including park needs and improvement projects, off‐leash dog parks, ordinance reviews, Tobacco 21, pollinator protection and more. Additional focus areas included an art fair day for the farmers' market, adopt‐a‐park, snowman contest, citywide garage sale, plantings along 42nd Avenue and volunteering for various parks and recreation activities. Riley also served on the police facility/city hall space needs task force and as a RAVE! Awards judge.

Brown served on the city's Personnel Board for two periods, totaling more than 18 years. Initially appointed to the Personnel Board in August 1997, he served through 2007. In 2015, Brown was reappointed to the board and has served since. Brown participated in 160 panel interviews, reviewed and approved numerous job description revisions, provided insight regarding policies and procedures, compensation studies and various other human resources topics. Brown's public sector human resources background brought extensive skills, experience, and knowledge to the board.

At the meeting, City staff and the New Hope City Council thanked Riley and Brown for their dedication and commitment to the City.

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