Family tradition continues in Hillview as Burton selected to fill father's seat

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By The Staff

HILLVIEW — Serving the community runs in the bloodlines of many in the city of Hillview.

Mayor Jim Eadens is the son of the late Bud Eadens, who served on the council for many years, was a police officer and helped start the Operation Santa program.

Councilmember Kim Whitlock is the daughter of Dale Russ, another long-time councilman who retired and then came back for a short period to fill a vacant position.

Prior to running for the council, Whitlock served as the city’s representative on the joint planning commission.

And now Greg Burton will become a member of the Hillview City Council.

Burton was appointed at the February meeting to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, James.

Councilmember Jo-Ann Wick said she received several good suggestions to fill the two-year term.

Eadens said Greg Burton would have some big shoes to fill and that he said it was a tough decision for the council to make.

Burton was unanimously selected by the council to fill the seat.