WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Monday night conducted its annual meeting Monday night, choosing its mayor pro tem for 2021 and approving annual appointments.

During a meeting of just about five minutes in duration, city council Mike Harmon was elected as mayor pro tem for the next 12 months. Harmon, who also served in the post during 2020, will act in the event of Mayor Mike Kuhle’s absence throughout the current year.

Committee and subcommittee assignments for the five Worthington City Council members and Kuhle were also approved Monday. Those assignments are as follows:

Chad Cummings: Convention & Visitors Bureau; Economic Development Subcommittee; Housing Development Subcommittee; Lake Improvement Committee; Okabena-Ocheda-Bella Clean Water Partnership; Prairie Justice Center — City/County Joint Bldg; Sales Tax — Aquatics Center; Southwest Minnesota Radio Board; Worthington Rediscovered Committee; YMCA.

Amy Ernst: Cable 3 Joint Powers Board; Compensation Committee; Cross Cultural Advisory Committee; Housing Development Subcommittee; Joint Jurisdictional Planning Commission; Liquor and Gambling Committee; Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board; Planning Commission; Sales Tax — 10th Street Plaza; Sales Tax — Field House.

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Mike Harmon: Center for Active Living; City/County/School; Economic Development Subcommittee; Employee Advisory Board; Prairie Justice Center — City/County Joint Bldg; Sales Tax — Park Improvements; Sales Tax — Field House; Water & Light Commission.

Larry Janssen: Heron Lake Watershed Restoration Association; Joint Jurisdictional Planning Commission; Lake Improvement Committee; NEON: Okabena-Ocheda-Bella Clean Water Partnership; Public Arts Commission; Sales Tax — Park Improvements; Sales Tax — Aquatics Center; Sales Tax — Ice Arena; Transit Board — Joint Powers; Worthington Rediscovered Committee.

Chris Kielblock: Airport Advisory Board; Compensation Committee; Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund; Housing and Redevelopment Authority; NEON: Park and Recreation Board; Sales Tax — 10th Street Plaza; Transit Board — Joint Powers; Traffic and Safety Committee; Worthington Rediscovered Committee.

Mike Kuhle: City/County/School; Economic Development Subcommittee; EO Olson Trust Fund Board; Nominating Committee; Southwest Regional Development Commission.

In another item of business Monday, the council unanimously renewed an agreement with Jesse Flynn to serve as city attorney and Jeff Flynn as assistant city attorney. The agreement is for a one-year period that ends Dec. 31, with a hourly rate of $225 plus expenses.