New Hazard officials take oaths of office

At the December Hazard City Commission meeting, the newly-elected commissioners, Susan Brotherton, Luke Glasier, Max Mitchell and Fitz Steele, and new Mayor Happy Mobelinei, were sworn into office.

The City of Hazard’s December commission meeting served as the start of the term for three new commissioners. 

Luke Glasier, Max Mitchell and Fitz Steele were elected to the seats in the November elections. Susan Brotherton was already serving as a commissioner and was re-elected to her seat. 

Happy Mobelelini was also serving as commissioner until he was elected to the position of mayor of the City of Hazard during November. The December meeting marked not only Mobelini’s final meeting as a commissioner but it was the last meeting for current Mayor Jimmy Lindon as well. 

“I’d like to thank Jimmy — 22 years is a long time to serve the city,” said Mobelini. “That’s what’s great about Hazard, people dedicate their time and serve for years.” 

Lindon is retiring after working for the city in a number of different positions for over two decades. 

“Twenty-two years, you know, that’s a big part of my life,” Lindon said. “But I think the city is in really good hands.” 

Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander was also in attendance, he along with the new mayor and commissioners expressed a desire to work together in the coming term. 

“We are one county, no matter how you look at it, and if we can help each other with services, we’d be stupid not to do it,” said Mobelini.

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