HANNIBAL | One week after Ken Reasoner was named the new general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works it now appears another high-profile vacancy at the HBPW might soon be filled.
During Tuesday night's meeting of the Hannibal City Council, City Manager Lisa Peck recommended William Dees to fill a vacancy on the HBPW Board. Dees' appointment to the board will not be official until his recommendation is given a second reading by the council. That would likely occur at the council's next meeting, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 7.
Dees is originally from Granite City, Ill., but grew up in Litchfield, Ill.
He holds a bachelor's degree in occupational education.
According to Peck, Dees has served on several boards and commissions in different capacities. He was a board member of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and served for a time on the Litchfield City Council.
Since moving to Hannibal, Dees has remained active in Rotary. He is currently the club's District 6060 Membership chairman.
“Mr. Dees has a demonstrated record of civic engagement, a history of community service and has experience in a variety of board positions which make him a good addition to the Hannibal Board of Public Works,” Peck said.
Dees would fill the vacancy on the HBPW Board created by the Dec. 13, 2019, resignation of Lennie Rosenkrans.
Rosenkrans joined the HBPW Board in June 2017, making him the board's senior member. Rosenkrans' term, which Dees would serve out the remainder of if his appointment is approved, concludes in June 2020.
The three current members of the HBPW Board are Steve Smith, Bill Fisher and Stephan Franke.