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Suzette Cook
Chiefland Mayor Chris Jones
Jones named mayor of Chiefland

Suzette Cook, Reporter

Chiefland Commissioner/Vice Mayor Chris Jones called the March 11 City Commission meeting to order and asked for 30 seconds of silence to remember Mayor Betty Walker.

“I’d like start off by on behalf of the family thanking everyone here that attended and came out to support their family. It’s definitely a big loss. I can’t even express my feelings, knowing her as far as a City official and a close friend since my childhood.”

With Walker’s passing on Feb. 25, the Commission moved to appoint a new mayor and vice mayor. The Commission nominated and approved Jones as the new acting mayor.

Commissioner Donald Lawrence was then nominated to fill the vice mayor position, and Commissioner Tim West asked to also be considered for the role. “I would be up for the challenge,” West said. Commissioner Lawrence then said he was honored to be considered but added, “I think new young blood would be good.” With that the Commission approved West’s nomination and named him as vice mayor.