New Leaders Sworn-In in Greensboro Tuesday Night

11:30 PM, Dec 3, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - A new council and mayor was sworn in Tuesday evening in Greensboro.

Nancy Vaughan replaced Robbie Perkins as Mayor. 

Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small and Councilman Jim Kee also lost their seat. They are replaced by Sharon Hightower and Jamal Fox, respectively. 

READ: Greensboro City Council Election Results Are In

Perkins, Bellamy-Small and Kee was recognized for their service on council before the swearing-in ceremony. 

Mayor Vaughan says she is looking for ways to make the city run more efficiently.

"We have a lot of business to get done we just have to get it done in a good amount of time," explained Mayor Vaughan. 

She's tracking down areas where services are duplicated, trimming those notoriously long council meetings, and wants to build a stronger relationship with county leaders. 

Taking her former at-large council seat is Mike Barber.

"We've got to encourage investment and do all those things that might be an impediment or road block ot people investing their money. make it very business friendly," explained Councilman Barber.

Sharon Hightower is the new representative for District 1. She beat Dianne Bellamy-Small by just 12 votes.

Economic development is one of her top priorities.

"Let's strategize and find some ways to create some jobs," explained Hightower.

Jamal Fox defeated Jim Kee for the district 2 seat. Fox is 25-years-old and says he's the youngest person elected to the city council.

He's hoping to use his youth to his advantage.

He said, "I'm able to relate to our young people throughout the city and I think that in itself is a great thing."

As their first act in office, the new council elected Yvonne Johnson as the Mayor Pro Tem.

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