News Release 05/22

April 12, 2022

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Council Members Shoemaker and Baker sworn in, Buck elected Mayor

Council honors outgoing Council Members Holt and Meissen, selects Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem


Marceline, MO - At the Special City Council Meeting on April 12, 2022, one of the Councilís first actions was to formally recognize the public service of outgoing Council Members Jeri Holt and Lacey Meissen.  Councilman Holt served on the Council from April 2013 to April 2022 and Councilwoman Meissen served on the Council from April 2019 to April 2022. 

The oath of office was then administered by the City Clerk to newly elected Council Members Josh Shoemaker and Brian Baker.

Councilman Josh Shoemaker is a lifelong Marceline resident and a member of the graduating class of 2001. His wife, Megan, is a 5th grade teacher at Disney Elementary and their three children Hudson (12), Carson (9), and Emerson (7), all are active members of the community.  Shoemaker has spent 17 years in education splitting his time between teaching at Marceline R-V and currently serving as District Superintendent at Keytesville R-III.  Having previously been on the Council and served as Mayor in the past, Shoemaker continues the opportunity to serve the Marceline community. 

Councilman Brian Baker has lived in Marceline since 2012 and has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church since September of that year after serving five years at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Bucklin and a year teaching at Hannibal Middle School.  He is a native of Hannibal and studied at Truman State University in Kirksville, receiving a B.A. in History (2005) and an M.A.E. in Secondary Social Studies Education (2008).  Baker also continued studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and received an M.Div. in 2018.  Baker has been active in the Marceline community in that time as President of Marceline Ministerial Alliance, Ministries in Linn County, and the Marceline Rotary Club, and has also served on the City of Marceline's Planning Commission and the Marceline-Bucklin Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board since 2015.  In addition, Brian has served as the accompanist for Marceline High School music programs since 2016 and volunteers in other capacities with a number of local schools and other organizations that benefit area youth.   

Immediately following the Oath of office was the Council's duty of electing a new Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem to serve in those positions for 2022-2023. Councilwoman Sallie Buck was elected by the Council to serve as the Mayor and Councilman Josh Shoemaker was elected to serve as the Mayor Pro-Tem for the City Marceline. 

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Councilman / Mayor Pro Tem Josh Shoemaker


Councilman Brian Baker


Mayor Pro Tem Sallie Buck presents recognition plaques to Jeri Holt and Lacey Meissen. (Below)




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