Fire Chief Bill Howell is serving as Bethel’s Acting City Manager after Bethel City Council appointed him to the position on Friday. All council members attended the special meeting except Perry Barr, who was attending his daughter’s high school graduation. Vice-Mayor Raymond “Thor” Williams nominated Howell for the position, and the rest of the council unanimously agreed.
Howell will remain acting city manager for an indefinite period of time. Former Bethel City Manager Pete Williams served as acting city manager before being promoted to city manager.
City council will address the recruitment process for the position at their next regular meeting on May 14.