Tennille Mayor and City Council Sworn In

Tennille Mayor and City Council were sworn in during the first Tennille City Council meeting of the new year, held on Monday, January 3.

City Attorney Michael Howard administered the oath of office to the elected officials at the beginning of the Council meeting.

Mayor Eartha Cummings was the first to take the oath of office; Cummings, the incumbent candidate, saw no opposition when qualifying for Mayor of the City of Tennille last year.

City Attorney Howard administered the City Council oaths of office collectively.

Serving on Tennille City Council are:

  • Tennille City Council for District 1, Post 1: Incumbent Brainard Crawford
  • Tennille City Council for District 1, Post 2: Clifford Coleman
  • Tennille City Council for District 2, Post 1: Incumbent Rhonda Lemons
  • Tennille City Council for District 2, Post 2: Sidney Swan
  • Tennille City Council for District 3, Post 1: Incumbent Deborah Rhodes
  • Tennille City Council for District 3, Post 2: Incumbent David Hartley

As previously reported by WACO 100, all City Councilmembers qualified last year without opposition.

Clifford Coleman of District 1, Post 2, and Sidney Swan of District 2, Post 2 are new to the Tennille City Council.

Clifford Coleman fills the seat left vacant by Booker T. Coleman, who did not seek reelection.

Sidney Swan fills the seat once held by R. Keith Lindsey, who resigned from City Council last year.

Swan was absent from the Monday, January 3 City Council meeting; City Attorney Howard explained that he [Howard] will administer the oath of office to Swan at the next Tennille City Council meeting.

After taking their oaths, the City Council voted on a Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Tennille; Brainard Crawford was selected by his fellow Councilmembers to serve in this capacity.