Angela Leopard was named the new Adel City Clerk at the Jan. 8 Adel City Council meeting.


Leopard moved to Adel more than 3 years ago from Oregon. She has been working at the accounting clerk for Adel for almost 2 years.


Leopard was interviewed last week by Personnel Committee Chair Dan Miller, Budget Committee Chair Shirley McAdon, City Administrator Anthony Brown and Finance Director Brittany Sandquist. The interview team recommended the appointment prior to Tuesday’s meeting.


Leopard was voted in unanimously by the Council. She was also sworn into office by Mayor Jim Peters at the Jan. 8 meeting.


Mayor Peters then congratulated Leopard on entering her new role.


“We’re very happy that you are with the City of Adel. And now you’re going to fill the role of city clerk,” Peters said. “You’ve got some challenges, but the City Council has a lot of confidence in you.”


In other news:


- The Council unanimously voted to remove Susan Way from the Planning and Zoning Commission. It was reported that after several attempts, Building Inspector Steve Nichols has received no response from Way, who was absent for all Planning and Zoning meetings in 2018.


- The Council voted to declare the City’s intent to become a Home Base Iowa Community. This state program works with businesses and communities to attract and retain veterans. The City and Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce have been researching this program since last summer. At least nine cities in Dallas and Polk Counties are members of this program. This resolution is only the first step - additional actions include setting up discounted city services and recruiting businesses to join the program.