Centennial City Councilmember Stephanie Piko is sworn in as mayor pro tem by Judge Ford Wheatley. Piko is also a declared candidate for mayor this year. Photo courtesy of City of Centennial
Centennial mayoral candidate Stephanie Piko may be getting a head start in her run for the city’s highest elected office—the District 4 councilmember has been elected mayor pro tem for this year.
“I am honored to have been elected mayor pro tem by my fellow Centennial City Councilmembers,” she said in a statement last week. “It is a privilege to be able to serve my community in this new capacity.”
Piko was nominated by her peers last month before being elected unanimously—including by her fellow mayoral candidate C.J. Whelan, who made the official motion—by resolution.
Whelan, a former mayor pro tem, had earlier declined a nomination to serve in the position again.
On March 6, municipal Judge Ford Wheatley officially swore in Piko as the new mayor pro tem, a position that serves mayoral functions in the mayor’s absence. The Centennial mayor is elected by a vote of the people.
“I look forward to my continued work with Mayor [Cathy] Noon and the City Council to make Centennial an even better place to work and live,” Piko said.
Election Day is Nov. 7. Noon is term-limited.
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