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Mayor to Appoint Michelle Holleman to Replace Naftzger on Council

Naftzger announced earlier this month that he was stepping down.

Highland Park City Council, Patch file photo
Highland Park City Council, Patch file photo

Mayor Nancy Rotering plans to appoint freelance writer and involved citizen Michelle Holleman to the city council to fill the vacancy left by David Nafzger, the Highland Park News reports.

Councilman Naftzger announced his plans to step down earlier this month, citing too many demands on his time. He was elected in 2011 and has one year left in his term.

Holleman is a freelance writer and communications consultant who has been involved in many local initiatives and organizations, including serving as communications director for CLEAR, the group that worked to pass the District 113 referendum, the Highland Park News article says.

As a Patch blogger, she has written in favor of the referendum as well as the Rosewood Beach renovations. She describes herself in her bio as a lifetime North Shore resident.

You can read the full Highland Park News story here.

Stu Pidasso July 17, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Sounds over qualified for the position:)
Stu Pidasso July 17, 2014 at 08:32 AM
CLEAR: Confused Lawmakers Engaged And Reckless!
forest barbieri July 19, 2014 at 08:41 PM
While I like the Mayor and feel she has done a good job, she has had the AMAZING political good fortune to appoint 3 board members giving her a most friendly quorum. Obviously, with good governance that can be a positive event. However, it also could stifle a counter balance of opposing ideas, views or any push back.
Dan Cox July 19, 2014 at 09:13 PM
The City of Highland Park is screwed! This City Council of appointees by the Mayor has created a perfect storm for a power hungry Mayor... I look forward to seeing the Tax increases and service cuts that she will use to balance the shrinking budget.
alan donahue July 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Without a PhD in economics, I'm not sure Holleman is up to the job. We need to stop hiring deficient people who live in other cities to do the work in HP. These people are tearing apart our society and sowing the seeds of a bolshevik revolution.

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