The Webster County Board of Supervisors meeting was the last for some outgoing elected officials, and thank yous were echoed all around.
Supervisor Kim Motl served on the board for four years before losing a close re-election race to Clark Fletcher, R-Fort Dodge, on Nov. 2.
Supervisor Chairman Keith Dencklau started the meeting by recognizing Motl and her years of service.
Webster County Supervisor Kim Motl listens during the Tuesday morning meeting. The meeting was her last. Her replacement, Clark Fletcher, will be sworn in next week.
"We just want to say thank you Kim for all you've done," Dencklau said. "It's been a pleasure working with you, and we'll miss you."
Motl thanked the citizens for the opportunity to serve them for four years.
"Most of all, I'm proud to have served the people of Webster County," Motl said in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. "It was an honor to serve with the other four board members. They care deeply about Webster County and its employees, and I wish them all the best in the future."
Motl was instrumental in securing a $1.9 million IJOBS grant from the state to help pay for repairs to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center. She still plans to be active in the community and Webster County because "this is a great place to live and work," she said.
Jan Horton also addressed the board Tuesday regarding her retirement from 50 years of public service, most recently as the Webster County Treasurer. Jan Messerly was elected to the position Nov. 2.
"Fifty years is a long time to work for the county," said Horton. "It was a hard decision, and I've enjoyed working with each and everyone of you."
Horton said she plans on volunteering in the community, but still plans to stop by and check in with the supervisors periodically.
The board will meet Monday for its restructural meeting rather than its usual Tuesday meeting.
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