City got new mayor and manager in 2013
Published: Friday, January 3, 2014 at 14:55 PM.
In the span of a about a month, nearly everything changed at the top in terms of leadership in Havelock.
On Nov. 5, voters in Havelock elected Will Lewis as the new mayor over two-term incumbent Jimmy Sanders. Lewis totaled 624 votes, while Sanders had 319.
A week later, Frank Bottorff was sworn in as Havelock’s new city manager.
Add the hiring of Katrina Marshall as the new city planner on Jan. 28, and 2013 turned out to be a year of change among the leadership positions in Havelock’s city government.
Lewis, a two-term city commissioner, vowed to be more aggressive as mayor. He said he would be focus on a new economic plan and promised to make himself accessible by having regular hours at city hall.
“We’re going to be a lot more proactive about the things we want in Havelock,” he said.
Sanders said the city would transition well with Lewis as the new mayor.
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