WARNER ROBINS -- Three new members of the Warner Robins City Council were sworn in Thursday before a crowd of supporters and city employees.
Their terms officially begin Sunday and their first council meeting is Tuesday.
Houston County Superior Court Judge Edward Lukemire performed the swearing-in ceremony for Mike Davis, Carolyn Robbins and Mike Brashear in council chambers at City Hall.
“I’m excited about the opportunity that we have and am just looking forward to going to work,” said Davis.
Robbins said she will begin working immediately with other council members to push forward on pending city projects.
“It’s just very exiting,” she said after getting sworn in. “We’ve got the law enforcement center we should start working on and the pay study.”
Robbins, Brashear and Davis already have been credited for working with other councilmen to come up with a compromise ordinance regarding a city employee payroll adjustment, though specific details have yet to be worked out.
While Davis won in the November election, Brashear and Robbins won in a run-off in December.
“It’s been a long process going through the election and culminating in today’s event,” Brashear said. “We’ve got a lot of good projects under way.”
Mayor Chuck Shaheen said while half of the council will be new, he expects a smooth transition because of the experience of the new members. Robbins worked for the city for 30 years, including time as city clerk, Davis is a former firefighter and Brashear served on council in an interim capacity.
“Even though it’s new faces, the learning curve is going to be very fast,” Shaheen said.