First time Mayor Daniel Sims was sworn into office this evening along with West Blocton City Council members Fred Lynch, Clay Richardson, and Rance Galloway. Probate Judge Stephanie Kemmer presided and swore in the new and returning officials. Clay Richardson will serve in his first term. Greg Blake was elected without opposition but was not present for the ceremony. Mark Wooten was not present for the ceremony.
Outgoing Mayor Gary Donner called the meeting to Order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and wished incoming Mayor Sims his best and offered his assistance. Mayor Sims reappointed Judge Fred Pickard, Attorney Mitch Kemmer, Fire Chief Joe McCool and Clerk Pam Morse. Fred Lynch was appointed Mayor Pro Tem. The appointment of a Police Chief was postponed. No other business was conducted at this Organizational meeting.