Hiawassee City Council sets 2019 election qualifications

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Hiawassee City Council

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hiawassee City Council held a special-called meeting on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 10, to discuss information pertaining to the 2019 election. Three of the five council seats will be listed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Qualifying will take place at Hiawassee City Hall from Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 23, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The qualifying fee is $45.00. Candidates must reside within Hiawassee city limits for a minimum of one-year prior to election day, and be over the age of 21.

Anne Mitchell

Councilwoman Anne Mitchell

Posts currently filled by Anne Mitchell, Kris Berrong, and Nancy Noblet could potentially face challengers, should the three council members choose to run for re-election.

Kris Berrong

Councilman Kris Berrong

Noblet was elected to Post 5 in 2017, occupying the council seat left vacant by Mayor Liz Ordiales, a former council member.

Council members Anne Mitchell, Kris Berrong, Nancy Nobet, and Amy Barrett attended Thursday’s meeting, in addition to Mayor Ordiales. Councilwoman Patsy Owens was absent, said to be in Florida, vacationing.

Nancy Noblet

Councilwoman Nancy Noblet

Hiawassee City Council is scheduled to convene for their monthly work session Monday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.





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