Gary Kearns Appointed as Trustee
Gary Kearns was sworn in at the April 4, 2022 New Athens Village Board meeting to replace Terry Hamon, who resigned as village board trustee. Mayor Behnken stated that Kearns will be a great addition to the team. He has expertise in infrastructure, construction, municipal government, law enforcement, and business and residential development. Kearns is a former mayor of New Athens, and his municipal experience will be very beneficial. He does a great job at marketing and will be a good supporter of the village's many attributes. "We have been fortunate in building a top-notch team consisting of village trustees and department heads of which Gary will be a great addition," Mayor Behnken stated.