Kerrville’s newly constituted City Council will convene on Tuesday evening, May 11, at 6 PM to canvass the election and swear in newly-elected candidate Roman Garcia, as well as re-elected candidate Kim Clarkson. The pair, serving on Place 1 and 2, respectively, will begin a two-year term that ends in May 2023. They take their places alongside Mayor Bill Blackburn, Place 3 Judy Eychner, and Place 4 Brenda Hughes, whose terms expire in May 2022.
Tonight’s meeting will be the first time that newcomer Garcia has assumed a place on the dais, whereas Clarkson, serving her second term, has held her position for the past two years. Both officials will have a chance to make a statement during the meeting.
In addition to the pomp and circumstance of the swearing in and canvassing of the election results, the evening’s agenda includes the appointment of a Mayor Pro Tem. Councilperson Kim Clarkson currently serves in that capacity. This responsibility consists primarily of performing mayoral duties when the mayor is absent. The Mayor Pro Tem is appointed with a simple majority vote.
City Manager Mark McDaniel announced his resignation effective June 1, and council will likely discuss the appointment of a new city manager in executive session.