Every year, city council members for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar appoint their respective mayor and mayor pro tem.
This week, that process took place.
On Tuesday night in Lake Elsinore, councilwoman Natasha Johnson received the nod from her colleagues as mayor, and councilman Steve Manos was given the mayor pro tem appointment.
Johnson and Ramos were elected to the city council in November 2012.
During 2013, Johnson served as mayor pro tem, and councilman Bob Magee served as mayor.
Wednesday night in Wildomar, councilwoman Marsha Swanson was appointed mayor, and councilman Ben Benoit was tapped as mayor pro tem. Both have served in the top spots in previous years.
Benoit’s nomination came from councilwoman Bridgette Moore. He asked for clarification from his colleague after she made the motion, saying he thought she might want to be considered for the post.
“Are you sure?” he asked.
“Yes,” Moore sincerely replied.
During 2013, councilman Tim Walker served as mayor, and Swanson served as mayor pro tem.
Benoit was elected to the council in 2010, while Swanson was elected in 2008, the same year the city incorporated. She successfully ran for re-election in 2010.
In Wildomar, the council members made no new appointments to their committees, commissions or boards. If Lake Elsinore makes any changes, they will likely occur in January.