Jefferson Hills councillor takes over as interim mayor
Jefferson Hills councillors made one of their colleagues the borough's interim mayor on Monday.
Longtime Councilwoman Janice Cmar will finish the term of former mayor Michael Green, who resigned last month. He had served in the office for eight years.
Cmar, 58, is a teacher in Peters Township School District and has served four terms on Jefferson Hills council.
“I'm very humbled and extremely happy about this,” Cmar said. “I've been on council for so long and I just really wanted another challenge.”
Green's term would have ended in December.
Cmar, a Democrat, won her party's nomination for mayor in the May primary with 612 votes, and took the Republican Party's nomination with 182 GOP write-ins, making her unopposed in November's general election.
Council president Chris King had served as interim mayor since Green stepped down, and council vice president James Weber served as interim president.
Councilman Tracey Khalil nominated Cmar to fill Green's vacancy at Monday's meeting, and David Montgomery seconded. Council's approval was unanimous, and Cmar was sworn in by Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff.
Council unanimously approved the appointment of Melissa Barclay to fill Cmar's vacated council seat. Barclay, a Democrat, is unopposed in the November election.
Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Animal rights group protests in Pleasant Hills
- Mon Valley region prepares to celebrate Fourth of July in style
- Homestead to make street cycle-friendly
- Brewster among senators proposing new fireworks legislation
- Another Lincoln Way project set to begin in White Oak
- McKeesport Area students navigate obstacles
- McKeesport council approves sewage treatment plant lease
- Economy growing along region’s trails
- Replacement fire chief, safety issues to top McKeesport agenda
- McKeesport city council OKs Tomovcsik to head fire dept.
- Historical society to offer limited help to struggling cemetery in Munhall