During the Brookfield City Council meeting this Tuesday, council member Martha Beach was recognized for her years of service.

George Head was sworn into the council, then the council appointed members to the Board of Appeals.

Beach served as a council member for six years. In that time, she was appointed as the first female mayor of Brookfield and helped revitalize the Twin Parks.

According to Beach, she is happy to have served Brookfield.

“I am proud to be a member of the community,” Beach said. “It was very rewarding giving back to Brookfield and getting things to happen.”

After Beach was recognized, Head took an oath of office as a new member of the council. Head previously served as a council member from 2014 to 2016, but left in the middle of his term. During the Linn County General Municipal Elections Head was the only person running for the open council seat in Brookfield.

According to Head, he plans to keep up the good work.

“I want to continue seeing Brookfield grow,” Head said.

Three members were appointed to the Board of Appeals. The board is an intermediary between citizens and court. If citizens receive a citation on their property, they can appeal the decision with the board of appeals before setting a date in court. The members appointed Tuesday were Blake DeVoy, Kenny Conard and Chuck York. The board is made up of citizens and is a non-paid position. The board is currently looking for two alternate members. This is Brookfield’s first board of appeals.

In other business, a unanimous vote decided Lonnie Trenham will continue serving as mayor of Brookfield. Another unanimous vote appointed Paul Barger as mayor pro-tempore.

Trentham also proclaimed the week of May 13 as National Police Week. National Police Week is designated by the President of the United States and Congress. The week recognizes the work police officers do for the community and their unwavering service to the citizens.