Among its first actions, the newly installed City Council unanimously elected James West to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Mr. West has served in this position since 2003. He has represented District C on the City Council since 1999.
Also at the 2009-2011 Council’s initial meeting today, Mayor Charles Meeker announced committee appointments. He will serve as co-chair of the Budget and Economic Committee along with District D’s Thomas Crowder. At-large member Mary-Ann Baldwin and District A representative Nancy McFarlane round-out the committee.
Russ Stephenson, an at-large member, will serve as chair of the Public Works Committee. He will be joined by the council’s two new members, District B’s John Odom and Bonner Gaylord, representing District E.
Mrs. McFarlane is to chair the Comprehensive Planning Committee. The two other members include Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Gaylord.
Mrs. Baldwin will lead the Law and Public Safety Committee. She will be joined by Mr. West and Mr. Odom.
Mayor Meeker announced that the Budget and Economic Development Committee will continue to meet at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.