Rotating presidency makes good sense

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Town voters have the perfect opportunity to watch what ultimately could be key players in the race for mayor with the changing of the guard at the head of the Fishers Town Council. Councilors unanimously elected John Weingardt as council president last week. He succeeds Scott Faultless, who held the position for 12 years and was a driver behind much of the growth and development of the town that will become a city in 2016. With conversion to cityhood will come a mayoral form of government, which we favor for this dynamic, growing municipality. Weingardt’s presidency is for one year, and another council member, determined by a vote of fellow councilors, will supplant him. The process will repeat until residents elect a mayor. The same goes for the vice presidency, now occupied by Pete Peterson. We expect to see varying leadership styles, and we also expect one or more councilors to emerge as potential candidates for mayor. What we hope will not happen with the rotating presidency is campaigning on the job. If the goal is service to the citizenry and the betterment of the municipality, then each person’s record will speak for itself, and campaigning will be done on the trail, if you will. Still and all, it’s a great opportunity for the residents to observe how this future city could be led.

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