By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Mayor Echanove concludes 26 years at Palouse city hall


December 19, 2019

Michael Echanove

Michael Echanove

At the conclusion of the Palouse city council meeting Dec. 10, Mayor Michael Echanove read thank you notes, swore-in new mayor Chris Cook, effective Jan. 1, and said he would entertain a motion to adjourn – after 26 years as mayor and city councilman.

A motion was made and seconded.

"All opposed?" called Echanove.

Then he paused a moment.

"Motion carried," he said.

That night, they had passed the budget for next year and took in a report on the planning commission's community survey.

Cook, a councilman, will now take the reigns.

"I have truly enjoyed being mayor of the City of Palouse,"...

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