County leaders praise HargisWashington County may celebrate a "Mayor Hargis Day" in honor of Woodbury Mayor Bill Hargis, who will not seek re-election this year.
Mayor Bill Hargis’ efforts leading Woodbury have been noticed beyond the city.
Washington County commissioners on Tuesday commended Hargis for his work over the past 17 years. They praised him a day after he announced he will not seek a fifth term as mayor in the fall election.
Commissioner Gary Kriesel of Stillwater said Hargis has been good to work with on a variety of issues, including transportation infrastructure spending.
Fellow Commissioner Lisa Weik, who represents most of Woodbury, echoed Kriesel’s praise and predicted that Hargis will be a “continued inspiration” to the Woodbury community.
“He has shown fair and balanced leadership,” she said.
Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, who represents part of Woodbury, said he remembered serving as Oakdale mayor when Hargis was Woodbury mayor.
Pulkrabek proposed that the county celebrate a “Mayor Hargis Day” before Hargis’ term ends.
“He’s a great guy; I can’t say enough about him,” Pulkrabek said.