Chris Brown chosen to serve as mayor
Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

Sulphur Springs City Councilman Chris Brown (left) presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing Mayor and City Councilman Brad Burgin during the June 2 City Council meeting. Brown was selected to serve as the city's mayor later in the meeting.
-Staff photo by Ricky Russell

June 2, 2004 -- Sulphur Springs City Council members took time before getting down to taking care of their business agenda to recognize and say thanks to outgoing Place 4 Council Member Brad Burgin, who also served as mayor for the past year.

Chris Brown, who assumed the duties of mayor Tuesday evening, presented Burgin with plaques of appreciation and thanked him for his years of service on the council and as mayor.

Burgin, in turn, addressed individual members of the council and city staff, thanking them for their help and friendship while he served on the council.

City Secretary Sharon Ricketson administered the oath of office to newly-elected Place 4 council representative Freddie Taylor, who unseated Burgin in the May election.

Council member Larry Powers, who was unopposed in his re-election bid for the council, did not attend the meeting and will be sworn in for a new term at the next council meeting.

With the new council seated, Place 6 Councilman Chris Brown was selected to serve as mayor for the next year, and Place 2 Councilman Clay Walker was named mayor pro tem.

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