During an inaugural ceremony Friday morning, Lee Posey was sworn in as Natchitoches’ newest mayor.
Mayor Posey previously served as a City of Natchitoches Councilman for 20 years, from 1988 to 2008.
During Friday’s inaugural ceremonies, Mayor Posey thanked his predecessor Mayor Wayne McCullen and pledged to continue efforts to develop Natchitoches and promote the City as a premiere tourist destination.
Members of the Natchitoches City Council were also sworn into office. City Council members are: City Councilman-at-Large Don Mims, Jr.; Councilman David Stamey, District 1; Councilman Dale Nielsen, District 2; Councilwoman Sylvia Morrow, District 3 and Councilman Larry Payne, Sr., District 4.
Councilman David Stamey was the only new member to join the Natchitoches City Council. He replaces Jack McCain who served in that position for 24 years.
A ceremonial oath of office was also given to members of the Natchitoches Fire Department and Natchitoches Police Department.
Special presentations were made to outgoing Mayor Wayne McCullen and outgoing City Councilman Jack McCain.