ROCK SPRINGS – While most of the leadership of Rock Springs is getting ready to go back to work, members of the Rock Springs City Council and Mayor Demshar who were elected or re-elected were sworn in Monday night.
Most of those elected to the council, including Mayor Carl Demshar, are starting second terms.
David Halter and Demshar both finished four-year terms and are ready to start a second full term.
While Rose Moseby and Tim Savage are continuing their work on the council, their paths started a little differently.
Both were picked by the council to fill seats left vacant by Glenn Sugano and Chad Banks. Sugano passed away during his term in office while Banks moved into the leadership role of the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency.
There is one new face as Jason Armstrong took his place on the council representing Ward I. He said he is honored to be able to work with a very efficient city council.
“It is a big honor, one of the biggest honors of my life,” Armstrong said as he looks forward to the next four years. “The city has a great and diverse council and I look forward to learning from the senior members and look to working with them.”
Demshar is anxious to get started on his second term as the leader of Rock Springs City Government. On Monday, he said he appreciated all the residents who came to witness the swearing in ceremony.
“It’s nice to know there are many residents who are supportive of this council,” he said.
For Demshar, continuing the work the council has accomplished over the past four years is his focus. He said he believes the city is in a better place now than when he took over four years ago and credited a hard-working council and staff for the overall growth the past four years.
Demshar said he will continue working towards the economic growth of the city and said being a part of attracting events such as the National High School Finals Rodeo to the area has been a good start. Demshar also said he will continue to work to improved the quality of life for all residents of Rock Springs.
While Savage is also excited to continue the work, he pointed out some specific issues that are on his mind at this point. One of which is continuing the work on the local pet overpopulation with a focus on spaying and neutering. He said the employees of the city are hard-working and he will continue to work with them while trying to avoid “throwing logs” in their paths.
Halter said he is proud of what the council accomplished during his first four years and thanked his constituents for giving him the opportunity to continue the work. He said he looks forward to working on some of his personal goals while continuing to work with the mayor and fellow councilmen.
“We have a real good team and I am excited to move forward,” Halter said.
For Moseby, she also is ready to continue the work the council has started over the past years, especially the work in the downtown. She said the council has been pro-active on goals to improve the downtown and there are a lot of excited ideas to bring the downtown back to life.
“I am very happy serving on the council and I am looking forward to making the city the best it can be,” she exclaimed.