Volga celebrates Mayor Bjerke

Congratulations and best wishes to Mary Bjerke, who wrapped up her third term as mayor of the city of Volga, SD this week. Friends, family, colleagues and residents joined Bjerke for an open house recently to celebrate her tenure.

“It has been an honor to serve,” said Bjerke. “I will miss the people and the relationships.”

Mary Bjerke and Heartland Customer Relations Manager Steve Moses

Mary Bjerke and Heartland Customer Relations Manager Steve Moses

Bjerke has been a public servant for the city of Volga for 20 years. She joined the city council in the mid-90’s before being appointed to mayor in 2009.

With her newfound free time, Bjerke plans to continue volunteering for local non-profits and spending more time with her family, including her two daughters and four grandchildren.

Bjerke works for Larson Doors in Brookings, SD as a graphic designer.

Congratulations Mary, and thanks for the many years of outstanding service!