Casey Wheeler takes office in Columbia City
Casey Wheeler, left, shakes hands with Columbia City City Administrator Mike McGlothlin, right, on Thursday, Jan. 3, after taking the oath of office to serve as mayor. Wheeler was recently elected to the role after longtime Mayor Cheryl Young retired from the position. Wheeler also works as the executive director of the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. McGlothin, previously served as Columbia City police chief and was also recently appointed to a new role after the retirement of Leahnette Rivers, longtime city administrator. During the Jan. 3 Columbia City City Council meeting, two other councilors were also sworn in — Susan Ziglinski, who was elected to serve her first term, and Gordon Thistle, who was recently re-elected to his role as a councilor.