FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough swore in its new mayor, assembly members, and Interior Gas Utility Board members at its meeting Thursday night.
"For his measured leadership and ability to quickly get to the heart of any issue by asking clear and concise questions always being careful to always keep the focus on the matters at hand, we recognize Lance's unshakable beliefs, courage to ask the tough questions and his laser focus on several important areas, such as lessening the tax burden on property owners, flexibility in zoning and grandfather rights, and reducing government spending," said Kathryn Dodge, Presiding Officer for the Borough Assembly.
Matt Cooper with the Assembly said, "Kathryn's gentle voice and firm leadership here in assembly meetings has guided and engaged borough citizens through often tedious, but necessary, procedural matters always taking the time to ensure that the rules are being followed. While also explaining to the public, her thoughts and reasoning behind her actions as the presiding officer."
After Borough Clerk April Trickey certified the municipal election results, new assembly members Liz Lyke and Leah Berman-Williams were sworn in to their positions for Seat F, and G, as well as Mary Nordale into Seat B on the Interior Gas Utility Board. Bryce Ward was sworn in as the new Borough Mayor.
Monday October 29 will be the first day of work for Mayor Ward and the assembly members.