Mayor Pro Tem Maureen McGinnis held up her hand and swore to faithfully perform the duties of the office of Acting Mayor of Troy in a brief ceremony at Troy City hall Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, an audience of residents, city employees and media watched and applauded.
McGinnis replaces controversial former mayor Janice Daniels, who was recalled Tuesday. McGinnis will serve as acting Mayor of Troy until Monday evening's Troy City Council meeting, when Councilman Dane Slater, who is scheduled to take over as Mayor Pro Tem on Monday, is named acting Mayor of Troy.
Council then has until Dec. 11, 2012 to appoint a new mayor to serve until the Nov. 5, 2013 city election. If a sitting council member is appointed mayor by a majority vote, then council must appoint a replacement council member to serve until the November 2013 city election.
For more information on the process for replacing recalled Mayor Janice Daniels, click here.