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City Council members Yolanda Hines, left, and Jim Saunders work on an agenda item during a Council meeting. Hines was appointed to the East Atlantic St. Revitalization Advisory Board.

Emporia City Manager William Johnson and Council member Yolanda Hines have been appointed to the East Atlantic Street Neighborhood Revitalization Project Advisory Board.

They replace former City Manager Brian Thrower and former council member Deborah Lynch. Thrower was the grant administrator for the board before accepting an offer to become city manager in Smithfield. Lynch was the liaison between the board and City Council. Johnson and Hines will take over those duties, respectively.

Emporia Director of Finance Shiela Cutrell was appointed to serve the board as treasurer of the project. As director of finance for the City, Cutrell is already responsible for financial oversight of the East Atlantic Street Neighborhood Revitalization Project.