March 02, 2011
Wenatchee Mayor Dennis Johnson made it official today . . The three-term mayor met with City employees to announce that he will not seek re-election this fall
Johnson was first appointed Mayor in 2000. He replaced Gary Schoesler (SHESS-ler) who the courts ruled was ineligible to serve due to residency issues. The City of Wenatchee underwent several major changes during Johnson tenure. Riverfront revitalization and the opening of the Town Toyota Center are among the projects Johnson oversaw. He also tells Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair that he’s confident the City is on a positive course of direction for the future . .
The mayor says his plans are now to retire but he says he will remain active and committed to the issues facing the city and region during the balance of his term.