Farewell, Mayor

Over 60 community members attended an open house to honor retiring Webster City Mayor Janet Adams on Monday evening at Fuller Hall.

Councilmembers, family members, friends and more spoke during a roast of the Mayor. While many had jokes to share about their experiences working with Adams, they all had great things to say about the woman who was elected Mayor in early 2010.

“We had a tremendous four years,” Councilmember Doug Getter said. “It’s been through excellent leadership.”

Exiting councilmember Jerry Kloberdanz said Adams has done much for the community.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Kloberdanz said. “She’s done a great job for Webster City and I can never thank her enough.”

Adams was the last to speak Monday night. After a round of jokes, she thanked the city staff and others she had worked with during her time as Webster City’s Mayor.

“You’re a great community and I’m glad I can be a part of it,” Adams said.

Even though her time as Mayor has come to a close, Adams said she has other projects she will continue to work on. She will continue to serve on the Riverview Daycare Center board. Adams will also continue to work on the Art in Boone River Country Sculpture Contest.

Looking back on her years as Mayor, Adams said she has had a good time.

“It’s been very interesting, I’ve learned a lot, we’ve had to make some tough decisions, and it’s been a wonderful council to work with,” Adams said. “I’ll miss that, but I’ll still be here and I’ll be helping out whenever I can.”

The council will elect a new mayor at their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 6.