City Council Recognizes Those Willing To Serve Community

Buffalo City Councilman Bill Hawley

At their meeting earlier this month, the first since this year's General Election, Buffalo City Councilman Bill Hawley spoke in recognition of those in the community that had stepped forward to run for the open seats on the council.

Erin Casey, Logan Nimick, Scott Madsen and Travis Lawrence were all vying for two open seats on the city council. Madsen and Lawrence were elected to serve.

Current council members Dave Long and Hawley chose not to run for re-election, which left two seats up for election.

Madsen has served on the council before, finishing the term of former mayor and councilman Bruce Hepp, who passed away while serving on the council. Madsen was appointed to. the council when former councilman Justin Gerard stepped down following a drug arrest and later conviction.
Madsen lost his bid to retain the seat in the 2012 election.

Travis Lawrence has not served on the council before.

Both Madsen and Lawrence will be sworn in and assume their seats on the council in January of 2017.