New Mayor Sworn In | News
After more than a month without a mayor, the City of Newton unanimously appointed Michael Hansen of the 2nd Ward as the new mayor.
Hansen served as Newton’s mayor pro tem following Chaz Allen’s September resignation. He was the lone applicant to take over the position officially.
Hansen was sworn in at Monday’s City Council meeting, which means he forfeits his seat as the 2nd ward councilmen, leaving the seat vacant.
Parties interested in the seat can submit letters of interest to the council through the end of November. The Council hopes to have the seat filled as soon as November 30.