October 7, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
Smithville Alderman Beth Chandler was officially sworn into office Tuesday morning at City Hall.
City attorney Vester Parsley administered the oath. Members of Chandler’s family were on hand for the occasion along with Mayor Josh Miller.
Chandler was appointed by the aldermen Monday night to fill the unexpired term of former Alderman Gayla Hendrix who resigned last month to become Smithville Municipal Judge. Hendrix’s Alderman term ends August 31, 2022.
“I am deeply humbled to be chosen Alderman and I look forward to working with the Mayor and Aldermen to serve our great City of Smithville,” said Alderman Chandler.
Meanwhile Alderman Shawn Jacobs was sworn into office Monday night. He was re-elected to a new term in August. Jacobs was scheduled to take his oath last month along with fellow Aldermen Danny Washer and Jessica Higgins but he could not attend in person at that time for the ceremony. Jacobs has served as Alderman since 2009.