Last Updated on February 10, 2016 by cassnetwork
Three Logansport residents have been appointed as new members to planning and zoning positions and a housing authority board member has been reappointed to a four-year term.
Matt Gotshall, who previously served out the term of the late Jim Weaver on the Logansport School Board, will serve on the Logansport Planning Commission. He replaces Mike Stadjuhar. Gotshall also previously served as the school corporation’s representative on the Logansport Parks and Recreation Board.
Joining him on the commission will be Theresa Binkerd, a Logansport native who formerly worked for Martin’s Supermarket. Binkerd’s daughter previously worked on city planning projects while a student. She replaces Seger Mathew and like Gotshall, will serve a four-year term.
Thelma Conrad, who has served on the Logansport Planning Commission, will now serve on the Logansport Board of Zoning Appeals. She succeeds Bruce Budreau.
Karen Waldron, daughter of the late Gene Monahan, Logansport’s only three-term mayor, has been reappointed to the authority board. Waldron is a Democrat.
“I appreciate the service that our outgoing commission and board members have given the city, and I look forward to working with Matt, Theresa, Thelma and Karen,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said. “Matt’s experience with the schools and parks brings a depth of understanding of those issues in planning, and Theresa will do a fantastic job of watching out for the south side where she and her husband Keith reside. Thelma’s experience on the planning commission, as well as her background as the director of the Cass County Historical Society and the wife of a small business owner will be helpful in considering some of the difficult decisions that come before the board every year. Karen has shown a real commitment to the authority and her compassion for the mentally disabled in our community speaks well of her passion for Logansport and its people.”