RAPID CITY--At the July 3 meeting of the Rapid City Council, oaths of office were administered to Mayor Steve Allender and ward council members Becky Drury (Ward One), Ritchie Nordstrom (Ward Two), Chad Lewis (Ward Three), John Roberts (Ward Four) and Laura Armstrong (Ward Five). Mayor Allender's term is for two years and the five Council members have been seated for three-year terms. City Finance Officer Pauline Sumption administered the oaths of office.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the new Council elected officers for the next year. Jason Salamun was elected Council President and Chad Lewis was elected as Council Vice President. Salamun was elected to the Council in 2016 and Lewis was elected last month.
Outgoing Council members Charity Doyle, Jerry Wright and Council president Brad Estes were also honored for their service to the City.
There will be no City election for mayor or Council members next year.
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