Now that the Northwest Civic Association board of trustees is at full strength, there's no longer any need for doubling up for officers to serve in multiple capacities.

The leadership posts for the board were shuffled once again at the Sept. 6 meeting, but far less dramatically than was the case during a special session June 28 at which Nick Cipiti was voted in as president, replacing John Ehlers.

In June, resignations by some trustees amid acrimony among members led to only six people still serving on the board. At Cipiti's request, Ruth Royal agreed to be vice president and also treasurer.

When nine new trustees were voted onto the board during the Aug. 5 session, former Treasurer Mark Krietemeyer was among them.

He agreed Sept 6 to resume those duties.

Also, Julie Schlosser said she would be stepping down from the post of secretary in favor of new board member Alyson Miles.

Cipiti heard brief reports from new committee chairmen he appointed during a closed-doors, get-acquainted board retreat he convened Aug. 30.

The appointments included Jim Burkart as parliamentarian, although he was absent last week; Ruth Royal, social; Dennis Damon, membership; John Fortkamp, streets and safety; and Marilyn Goodman, graphics and zoning.


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