After a quick and uncontested nomination process that kicked off the first Lakewood council meeting of the new year, Councilman Doug Richardson was elected by the rest of the council to once again assume the position of Mayor. Newly elected Councilman Don Anderson was then unanimously elected deputy mayor. Immediate past mayor Claudia Thomas chose not to have her name placed for nomination in what may be her last term on the council. In the photo Mayor Richardson, Deputy Mayor Anderson and former Mayor Thomas re-arrange their seating in the council chamber in preparation for the continuation of the first session of 2008 under the new leadership.
Ed Kane, Lakewood
Read Rob Tucker’s story of Lakewood’s new leadership from the January 8 edition of The News Tribune.