The new four-year term began on Monday, Nov. 2. At that time Ralph Hellmich was sworn in as mayor of Foley, while returning councilmembers Wayne Trawick (District 1), Vera Quaites (District 2), Rick Blackwell (District 4), Charlie Ebert (District 5) and newcomer Richard “Dick” Dayton were sworn into office. Judge Robert Wilters performed the ceremonies.

Hellmich began his public service in 2004 when he was appointed as the District 3 representative. He began serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2012. He said he was encouraged to run for mayor by former Mayor John Koniar, who retired from service at the end of last term. Read more on