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Members of the Springfield City Council appointed Jan Fisk as the newest member at a special council meeting June 12th. She will take the oath of office Monday, June 18th and will immediately begin serving in General Council Seat A. KSMU's Rebekah Clark has more.
Jan Fisk has been a resident of Springfield for 37 years. She and her husband own J. Howard Fisk Limousines. Fisk is a graduate of Missouri State University and has been involved in many different organizations in Springfield.
Fisk says she her biggest goal as a council member is to work with Springfield's small businesses.
"Personally, our business the past five years has been like everyone elses. We've been cautious and tightened the reigns and do what you can to survive and things are starting to turn around for us and I think that's because Springfield does everything they can to promote and help the small business person. I think that ninety-five percent of the businesses in Springfield are small businesses. I think that's going to be my personal goal is to work with the small businesses and nurture and help any way that we can because that's the heart of Springfield."
The Council interviewed the three finalists, which included Michael Carroll and Arthur Hodge before voting. Fisk previously had run for Council Zone 2.
For KSMU News, I'm Rebekah Clark.