Nevada City is transitioning its mayor as it always does in July of each year. Outgoing Mayor, Erin Minett will remain as mayor until July 1, and on the council for at least another year. Minett actually doing her last meeting from the chamber, though no one else was there.
But because she will not be at the July meeting, council took official action Wednesday.
Minett graciously handed off the title and role to Duane Strawser.
Strawser has served as mayor multiple times during his tenure on the council; and he thanked Minett for the job she did stepping in during the middle of the pandemic and taking on unique challenges. He also quickly reminded her she wasn’t done yet.
Regarding the next Vice Mayor, Doug Fleming and Daniela Fernandez were both elected to the council at the same time in the last general election, but because Fleming received more votes during the election, he is next in line.