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New Planning Commission chair Goble brings experience, vision to position


February 9, 2016

JAMES GOBLE, here with sons Eli, left, and Ayden, in front, is the newly elected chair of the Sweet Home Planning Commission.

The Sweet Home Planning Commission elected James Goble as its new chairman during its regular meeting on Feb. 1.

The commission elected Henry Wolthuis to vice chairman. Wolthuis has served as chairman since the retirement of Dick Meyers from the position in 2010. Meyers had been chairman of the Planning Commission since 1976.

“I have some big shoes to fill,” Goble said, noting Wolthuis’ leadership in recent years.

Goble has served on the Planning Commission for two years. He started getting involved with city activities through the parks, with a goal of updating and improving the...

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