Thank You, Mayor O’Connor and Lani Basa

City Manager Laurie Hokkanen presented tokens of appreciation to outgoing Mayor Tom O’Connor and outgoing Councilmember Lani Basa on December 12th.  Said Laurie, “This is the last meeting in this capacity for them.  On behalf of the staff and certainly the community, we’ve enjoyed working with both of you so much.”

The Victoria City Council in December 2016 (l-r):  Tom Vogt was appointed in July 2015 to fill the seat left vacant in June 2015 when Joe Pavelko resigned, then was elected in November 2016.  Tom Strigel was elected in the fall of 2010.  Tom O’Connor served four years as councilmember (2009-2012) and four years as Mayor (2013-2016), narrowly losing his bid for re-election this past fall.  Jim Crowley was elected in the fall of 2010.  Lani Basa served as councilmember 2013-2016, choosing not to run for re-election this past fall.

Several dozen people showed up at School of the Wise in downtown Victoria on Monday evening, December 19th, for an Open House reception in honor of Mayor O’Connor and Lani Basa as they leave office.  L-r:  Victoria Community Development Director Ben Landhauser, Mayor Tom O’Connor and his wife Cathi, City Manager Laurie Hokkanen, Victoria Public Works Employee Ryan Fatturi.

Former Victoria City Manager Don Uram (now Finance Director for the City of Prior Lake), Former Victoria Community Development Director Holly Kreft (now Executive Director of Charlson Meadows in Victoria), Victoria Parks and Public Works Director Ann Mahnke, Victoria City Engineer Cara Geheren.
























Outgoing Victoria City Councilmember Lani Basa, Victoria City Councilmember Jim Crowley and his wife Julia,

Susan and husband Victoria City Councilmember Tom Strigel, Former Victoria Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, and Victoria Park and Recreation Committee Member Jon Carlson.

Former Victoria City Manager Don Uram, Cathi O'Connor, Nancy and husband Victoria City Councilmember Tom Vogt.