The Clovis City Council elected Councilmember Drew Bessinger as the new Clovis Mayor and Councilmember Jose Flores as Mayor Pro Tem Monday night during a specially called Council Meeting. The action took place shortly after newly re-elected Councilmembers, including out-going Mayor Bob Whalen, were sworn-in to office.
Councilmembers Bessinger, Flores and Whalen were re-elected during the city’s general municipal election on March 5, 2019. The three Councilmembers will serve for a term through November 2022.
The remainder of the Council consists of Councilmembers Lynne Ashbeck and Vong Mouanoutoua, whose terms expire in March 2021.
Clovis voters elect a 5-member council to serve as the city’s legislative and governing body. The members serve 4 year terms and they elect one member to serve as mayor and another to serve as mayor pro tem for 2 years.
Councilmember Whalen was also recognized Monday night and thanked for serving as Mayor since 2017.