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Imperial appoints Geoff Dale to seat on City Council

August 02, 2001|By JENNIFER RALTON-SMITH, Staff Writer

IMPERIAL — Geoff Dale, a local businessman and native of this city, was sworn in as a city councilman Wednesday.

He replaces Tom Mazeroll, who resigned after purchasing a home outside the city limits.

Dale, who took over the family business of Jim Dale Distributing in El Centro after his father retired, said he is looking forward to serving his community and is particularly enthusiastic about becoming closely involved with the city Redevelopment Agency.

He sees Imperial as a thriving bedroom community with immense potential for growth in the business sector. He is looking forward to working with the soon-to-be formed beautification committee, which he thinks will be a driving force for the people of the community to show pride in their city.

Dale, 35, married with two young boys, credits his wife, Linsey, for the greater part of his professional success in the Imperial Valley.

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He says she plays an important managerial role in the day-to-day running of their company, which will allow him to devote a lot of energy to his new role in city government.

Dale is president of Los Vigilantes, a community service group, and is active in the Kiwanis Early Risers and the Sunrunners Club of El Centro.

Dale said he was humbled by his election to the council, adding he did not expect to be appointed. He will serve through the end of Mazeroll's term, which ends in November 2002, and added that he would seek re-election at that time.

The council chose Dale over three other applicants.

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