Bailey Commissioner Timothy Johnson will be sworn in on Friday, May 31 as the town’s mayor.
Johnson was unanimously appointed by commissioners on Monday, May 20. His appointment comes after Mayor Owen Strickland announced his resignation last month. Strickland cited “personal reasons” as why he was resigning.
Strickland has served as the town’s mayor since 2008. His current term expires in 2016.
Strickland’s resignation is effective June 1 but because June 1 is a weekend, Johnson will go ahead and be sworn in on Friday.
Johnson has served on Bailey’s Board of Commissioners since November 2011. He will serve as mayor of the town through November, when a new mayor will be elected in the November elections. Shelley Carroll will continue to serve as the town’s Mayor Pro-Tem.