The town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen has named Alderman Maureen Fraser the vice mayor of Collierville.
Fraser was first named to the position in 2006.
Board members made the unanimous decision on Monday during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
When asked if she would accept the nomination, Fraser replied, “I’ll be happy to.”
The town’s Charter states that the Board must elect a vice-mayor who will serve “in the absence of the mayor.”
“When a vacancy occurs in the office of the mayor, the vice-mayor shall temporarily assume the office of mayor. Within 30 days after a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, the Board shall appoint to such office an alderman to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.”
In January of each year, the Board elects an alderman to serve as vice-mayor for a term of one year.