Following elections in November and December, the newest iteration of Bellaire’s City Council was officially sworn in at a Jan. 3 council meeting.
New Council Members Winfred Frazier and Ross Gordon won in November's general elections, while Brian Witt won following a runoff race in December. The three council members emerged victorious from a field of seven candidates competing for the three open seats.
During the council’s regular session each new member was assigned a role as liaison to the city’s boards and commissions. Frazier was assigned to the parks and recreation advisory board, Gordon went to the board of adjustment and Witt went to the culture and art board.
The remaining council members were reassigned to their previous roles. Place 2 Council Member Catherine Lewis is liaison to the the environmental sustainability board, Place 4 Council Member Nathan Wesley was reassigned to the planning and zoning commission, Place 6 Council Member Jim Hotze was put on the building and standards commission and Mayor Andrew Friedberg is on the city's L.I.F.E. advisory board.
Friedberg also stepped down from his role in the audit finance board, assigning the role to Lewis, Gordon and Hotze.