The City of Newberry conducted a swearing-in ceremony on Monday with new Commissioner Tony Mazon taking his seat for the first time.
Mayor Jordan Marlowe ran uncontested and Commissioner Tim Marden defeated competitor Joy Glanzer to retain his seat in Group 4.
Commissioner Marty Farnsworth nominated Marden as pro tempore mayor which the commission unanimously approved. And Commissioner Mark Clark was nominated and approved to be the next vice mayor.
Marlowe welcomed back Commissioner Ricky Coleman who continues to recover from his battle with COVID-19. Coleman spent months in the hospital starting in December 2020. Part of that time he spent on a ventilator and was then transferred to a rehabilitation facility from which he was discharged mid-April.
Coleman said his wife wanted him to conduct the first meeting via Zoom so he dialed in from home.
Marlowe announced that it was Coleman’s very first meeting back saying, “Welcome back sir, we are glad you made it through.” The room erupted in a round of applause.
Coleman got right down to business by congratulating commissioners Mazon and Marden and Mayor Marlowe on earning their places on the dias.
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