Coleman named mayor

Councilor sworn in as city's third female leader in its 130-year history


January 18, 2023

Benny Westcott

Susan Coleman, above, leads last week's City Council meeting after being elected as Sweet Home's newest mayor by fellow council members at City Hall on Jan. 10.

Susan Coleman was named Sweet Home's mayor – becoming the first woman to hold that top office in nearly four decades and only the third female mayor in the city's 130-year history – during 2023's first City Council meeting, held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at City Hall.

Coleman, a council member since 2017, was elected by fellow council members to replace Greg Mahler, who had held the top office since 2017 and will now serve in a pro tem capacity. She was elected on a 7-0 vote over fellow councilor Angelita Sanchez, who was nominated by Councilor Dylan Richards.

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