TROY — City Hall hosted a ceremony for its new elected officials as well as some familiar faces at its swearing-in service on Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Michael Beamish took the oath of office for the fourth consecutive time, which is a city record. No other mayor has served the city of Troy for more than three terms prior to Beamish.
“Obviously the next four years I want to complete some of the projects we’ve initiated with our (America’s Best Communities) revitalization plan that includes four initiatives — that’s important to me,” Beamish said. “We’ve been a very blessed and a very prosperous community and I want to continue that. Financial stability is going to be key. Working with this council, our new auditor (John Frigge) I’m looking forward to doing that.
“We’ve been blessed in the past and I hope the next four years we’ll continue that prosperity and the vision that will move us forward in our community.”
Mayor Beamish won the Republican primary election against city business owner Patty Rose last March.
Outgoing law director Jim Livingston officially handed over his duties to Grant Kerber who will serve as the city’s law director for a four-year term.
Kerber then swore in all city officials including new city auditor John Frigge who steps in for outgoing auditor John Stickel. Frigge was elected as city auditor and will serve a four-year term.
Troy resident John Terwilliger took his first oath of office as council member at-large. Terwilliger ran unopposed for the council at-large seat. Terwilliger fills the seat left vacated by outgoing council member Alan Clark who served 12 years on council. The following council member renewed their oaths of office for two year terms including: President of council — Martha Baker; council members at-large — Lynne Snee and Robin Oda; 2nd Ward — Doug Tremblay; 3rd Ward — John Schweser; 4th Ward — Bobby Phillips; 5th Ward; Bill Twiss; and 6th Ward — Brock Heath.
First Ward council member Tom Kendall was not present at the ceremony. He will be sworn in at the beginning of the next council meeting on Jan. 4.
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