Foley mayor-elect Ralph Hellmich spoke at the Foley Woman’s Club kickoff meeting held in October, where he discussed new businesses, ongoing projects, and the future of Foley.

“The council will be changing in November, but in Foley we’ve worked together for a long time and we prefer to keep it that way,” said Hellmich. “John [Koniar] has had a leadership style that was not confrontational, and we’d like to continue that because you get a lot more done by working together than you can by fighting. There’s disagreements going on within the council, yes, but we generally work them out. We think that it’s the best way to do business, and I don’t anticipate that changing.” Read more at