New mayor, 3 city council members to be sworn into office at Monday’s regular meeting

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

College Station’s new mayor and three new city council members will be sworn into office on Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall before participating in their first regular meeting. A short reception for the new and former members will follow the ceremony.

The oaths of office and the agenda portion of the meeting will be streamed live on Suddenlink Channel 19 and at The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and can also be joined by Zoom or by calling 888-475-4499 and entering webinar number 967 2839 3278. If the call-in number isn’t working, access is limited to Zoom.

Before the new members are sworn in, the outgoing council will canvass and declare the Nov. 8 election results. Municipal Court Judge Ed Spillane will administer the oaths of office.

  • John Nichols takes over as mayor after two terms on the city council. He won with 63.5% of the vote in the Nov. 8 election. Nichols will serve a four-year term that ends in November 2026. 
  • Mark Smith, a former longtime College Station public works director, was elected to the Place 1 council seat with 56.7% of the vote. Smith will serve a four-year term that ends in November 2026. 
  • William Wright, a planning and zoning commission member, won Place 2 with 52.5% of the vote. Wright will serve a four-year term that ends in November 2026. 
  • Bob Yancy, a retired businessman, captured the Place 5 special election with 52.1% of the vote. Yancy will serve the rest of John Nichols’ unexpired term through November 2024. 

The regular agenda includes a public hearing and consideration of a request to amend the concept map for about five acres east of the Memorial Cemetery Park at 404 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South. The change would allow a fire lane to extend around the building and between it and the adjacent cemetery.

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Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., Colin graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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