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Columbus City Council Re-Elects Shannon Hardin As President

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Columbus City Council voted Monday night to re-elect Shannon Hardin as president for the upcoming term.

Council kicked off 2020 with a largely ceremonial reorganization meeting—the agenda had no legislation or even resolutions to honor local dignitaries. 

Instead, members voted to elect Hardin to serve as president for the coming two year-term.

“We’re eager to build off our success in 2019 and will work diligently to solve problems for the residents of Columbus,” Hardin said in a statement. “We don’t serve to get elected; we get elected to serve. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this community with the best Council team in America.”

Council members also re-elected Elizabeth Brown as president pro tempore, who will lead the council when the president is absent.

City Clerk Andrea Blevins and City Treasurer Deborah Klie were reappointed to their roles as well.