Diane Quance appointed to board of works, replacing future mayor Jeff Grose

Staff Report

WARSAW — The city’s board of works will have a new face beginning on Sept. 1.

Mayor Joe Thallemer announced Friday the appointment of City Council member Diane Quance to the board, replacing fellow council member Jeff Grose.

Grose is poised to step into the role of mayor in January after facing no opposition in the primary or general elections.

Grose said he informed Thallemer earlier about some conflicts that will arise in his final few months as a teacher at Warsaw Community High School this fall ahead of his change in jobs and said he needed to step down.

Thallemer, who did not attend Friday’s board of works meeting, issued a statement announcing Quance’s appointment late Friday morning.

Grose announced his decision to step down at Friday morning’s board meeting.

Quance will fill out Grose’s term on the board which runs through the end of the year.

Grose will then appoint somebody to begin a new four-year term on the board starting in January.

Thallemer issued the following statement:

“Diane has been a well-respected leader in the city, and her 13 years of experience on the Common Council has prepared her well for her role on the Board of Works.”