Tom Eichinger (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Tom Eichinger (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
The Highland County Republican Central Committee, acting through its members who reside in Hillsboro, have appointed Tom Eichinger to fill the vacancy in the office as Hillsboro City Council president. The office was vacant due to the resignation of former president of council, Lee Koogler, on March 11.

Eichinger has been in attendance at many of the council meetings in the past years, and he feels confident that he will have a good working relationship with both council and the administration.

Eichinger has served on the Hillsboro Planning Commission since 2014 and is presently serving as chairman. He is a member of the steering committee for Imagine Hillsboro, a city planning process. He will be resigning his post with the planning commission with this appointment.

Eichinger has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and was employed by the Dow Chemical Company in the information technology area for 34 years, retiring in 1996. Tom and his wife, Carol, who has lived most of her life in Mowrystown, moved to Hillsboro in 2010.

With this appointment, Eichinger has accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as its candidate for president of council in the Nov. 5 general election.