Moore-Wolfe Sworn in as New Mayor of Decatur

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DECATUR – One month after late Mayor Mike McElroy unexpectedly passed away, Mayor Pro Tempore Julie Moore-Wolfe was sworn in as the new Mayor of Decatur.

This makes Moore-Wolfe the first woman to become Mayor of Decatur. 

According to City Manager Tim Gleason, the council wanted an internal candidate to fill the position. Gleason was directed to prepare a resolution for Monday night's council meeting with Moore-Wolfe's name on it. 

She was appointed on Monday, August 17 and sworn in the same night.

Following the August 17 meeting, the council would then make an official call to the community for expressions of interest for the vacant city council seat.

Moore-Wolfe would serve as mayor until the next mayoral election in 2017.

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