The seating arrangement on the dais in the City Council chambers may have changed but the faces haven't.
Incumbents Toni Iseman, Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson were re-installed Tuesday, winners of the 2010 City Council election, bucking a national trend that saw highly regarded elected officials sidelined. Iseman was named mayor, succeeding Pearson. Councilwoman Jane Egly was chosen as mayor pro tem.
"I now have the opportunity to say what an amazing job Elizabeth has done as mayor," said Iseman, who was elected to the council for an unprecedented fourth term. "That's what it says on this paper, but it is easy for me to say. She has always been the right person at the right time.
"Elizabeth's career has been littered with natural disasters, but she knows how to get people to volunteer willingly and to make them comfortable."
Iseman presented Pearson with the ceremonial gavel as a memento of her most recent term as mayor.