Council Member Gretchen Vance was chosen as mayor pro tem at the Lakeway City Council’s May 16 meeting.
Mayor pro tems serve one-year appointments, and according to the city resolution “act, and have the rights and duties, as the mayor whenever the mayor is absent or incapacitated or the office of mayor becomes vacant.”
Vance's term as mayor pro tem will go until her current term on council ends in May 2023.
Louis Mastrangelo served as mayor pro tem from June 2021 until May 2022.
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