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Alderson names new mayor

ALDERSON (NEWS RELEASE) - On Thursday night, February 28, 2013, the Council of the Town of Alderson voted unanimously to select Municipal Judge Travis Copenhaver to complete the term of Mayor until June 30, 2013.  Mayor Copenhaver was sworn in by Council Member E. Sterling "Tod" Hanger at the close of the special meeting.

Mayor Copenhaver said, "I am pleased at the vote of confidence from the Council in selecting me as Mayor to serve out the current term.  I am familiar with the operation of many areas of town government because of my role as Municipal Judge for almost 10 years."

Mayor Copenhaver took over from interim Mayor Betty Thomas who, as Recorder, stepped into the position when it was vacated.  Council Member Ann Eskins said, "We really appreciate the job Mayor Thomas did.  She showed wisdom and patience in dealing with the many issues we have."  Mayor Copenhaver said, "I want to thank Betty Thomas for the outstanding job she did as interim Mayor and am glad to have her support as Recorder on the Council."

In looking to the future, Mayor Copenhaver said, "I plan to begin moving forward on a number of issues such as assistance for our water and sewer systems from governmental agencies as well as our own citizens.  These basic services, along with pro-active zoning, are essential to the growth of our town. "

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