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Posted on: December 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rick Bell Sworn-In As City of Lebanon Mayor




Mayor Bell Begins Immediately on “First 100 Days” Plan to Improve Lebanon’s Future 


Lebanon, Tenn. – The City of Lebanon held a ceremony tonight to swear-in Rick Bell as the City of Lebanon Mayor.  Bell won the November 3rd city election by 50.9 percent of the vote.

Bell was sworn into office by Judge Brody Kane. Judge Kane also swore in Joey Carmack, Fred Burton, and Robert “Tick” Bryan as Lebanon City Council members for Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 5, respectively.

I am honored to be sworn in as the next mayor and have the opportunity to work for the people of Lebanon,” Mayor Bell said.  “I want to congratulate Joey Carmack, Fred Burton and Tick Bryan, who won re-election to their council seats and were also sworn in. I am excited to work with the city council and city employees over the next four years.”

Mayor Bell will immediately begin working on a “First 100 Days” plan for his administration that will include the three areas of concern that emerged from conversations with citizens throughout Lebanon during the campaign.

“It is important that we work quickly to establish plans for the future of Lebanon. Over the past few weeks, I have met with the department heads and have identified three areas that need immediate attention,” Mayor Bell said.  “First, we must manage the budget better and look for cuts. Second, we need to implement a plan for growth management. Third, we need to create a strategy to attract restaurants and other amenities.”  

I am looking forward to working with the city council and department heads on these issues and many others,” Mayor Bell said.

The “100 Days Plan” will include community outreach with residents, businesses, and community stakeholders.

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