The City of Fairview seated a new five-member board at the city commission’s regularly scheduled second meeting in December.
Newly elected commissioners Lisa Anderson, Brandon Butler, Rod Dawson and Scott Lucas were all sworn in during a ceremony prior to the meeting.
While Fairview’s new City Judge Shannon Crutcher presided over the swearing in of Anderson, Butler, Dawson and Lucas, the city hall ceremony also included two special participants.
With Rainey officially sworn in as city mayor by Judge Crutcher in October, she invited her 14-year-old grandson Brenden Rainey to swear her in at the December 17 meeting.
“This one was strictly ceremonial,” stated Rainey, who jokingly noted, “I still think he is two (years old), and I am shocked he can read.”
Commissioner Lucas also invited his wife Michelle to stand by him during his oath of office and hold a special Bible. “I am honored to be able to continue to serve this city. Tonight, I was sworn in with my wife by my side while pledging to serve Fairview with my hand on my grandfather’s Bible,” shared Lucas.
Under Communications from Commissioners, Dawson said of his fellow board members, “It’s going to be great to work with them these next few years.”
Butler noted, “I am humbled and happy to serve…I’ve had a lot of good discussion this week with the citizens. Feel free to reach out.”
Anderson also addressed open communication, “I would love to have everyone’s input so that we can work together as a community to make our community the best that it can be.”
On the agenda was the appointment of the city’s vice mayor. Anderson, who received the most votes in the November election, was appointed to serve in the position.
The meeting was followed by a small reception for the elected officials with citizens invited to attend.