Howard Williams was announced as the newly-appointed Commissioner for the City of Clarkson, and will take over the remainder of former Commissioner Kay Gibson’s term.
Williams was sworn into office on Monday, Jan. 27 by Clarkson’s Mayor Bonnie Henderson. He will serve as Commissioner through the end of the year, according to Commissioner Scotty Gore, who also said that Williams will be continuing on in Gibson’s role of being the city’s liaison with Clarkson Volunteer Fire Department.
Williams, who retired as President of the Bank of Clarkson after 45 years with the business, has previous experience on the council, having been elected to serve the community as Commissioner previously.
Williams’ appointment to the position follows on the heels of long-time Commissioner Gibson’s resignation, which Henderson said is allowing Gibson to devote additional time to her downtown Clarkson business, Kay’s Cafe.
Williams will participate in the first regular business session of his new term on Monday, Feb. 10.