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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Phyllis Ferguson named Mayor Pro Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council unanimously selected Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson as the Mayor Pro Tempore at Monday night’s regular meeting. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor's absence, including leading meetings and representing City Council as an ambassador at a variety of community functions,

Mayor Ken McClure commended Ferguson for her dedication and thanked her for her willingness to serve.

“I congratulate Phyllis and appreciate her dedication to the City,” said Mayor McClure. “I look forward to working closely with her in this new role. And I thank Councilwoman Fisk for her service these past two years. She fulfilled the role very well, giving of her time and energy.” 

Councilwoman Jan Fisk nominated Ferguson.

“Councilwoman Ferguson has worked tirelessly serving her four years on Council, and I know she will give 100 percent plus," said Fisk. 

Download image of swearing-in.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352.


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