Lovejoy City Council members met a week early for their first enclave of the year, avoiding a conflict with the Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The city council normally meets on the third Monday of each month.
One of the first action items was to appoint a new mayor pro-tem, which fell to Post 2 Councilwoman Marci Fluellyn. Bobby Cartwright, who serves on contract as Lovejoy’s city manager, began another term as mayor. Also returning to the board were Post 4 Councilwoman Mary Ann Carp and Post 3 Councilwoman Rebekah Holland Wright.
Not returning to the city council after a decade of service was Tommy Green, who held the Post 1 spot. He chose to not seek reelection, saying he is focusing more on family time and business pursuits.
Lovejoy High School English teacher and community leader Rosannette Kirby ran unopposed for the Post 1 seat vacated by Green.
All five mayor and council seats were up for election in November 2019. None of the candidates were opposed.