New Manhattan City Commission Takes Charge

Two new commissioners took their seats on Tuesday night at the Manhattan City commission meeting at city hall.

Usha Reddi, and Karen McCulloh joined with re-elected incumbent Rich Jankovich to applaud the service of outgoing members of the commission… Loren Pepperd, and Jim Sherow.

McCulloh waited no time to jump back into her role as a commissioner, and asked the city to help in outreach to the city of Boston.  McCulloh reminded those gathered of the aid given by Boston to Manhattan after the 1993 flood.

Reddi says she is excited to get to work as a commissioner, and wants the public to stay engaged in local government.  She said she hopes to see a full house at every commission meeting.

Sherow and Pepperd received plaques, and photos of their time in service to the community.  Both outgoing commissioners thanked their family for their support during their time of service.

Outgoing Pepperd said he quote “is going to fade away like an old soldier”.. and true to his word quietly gathered his nameplate and left the building as the commission moved forward with its agenda.