Columbia Mayor-elect Barbara Buffaloe will be sworn-in on Monday afternoon (2022 photo courtesy of Ms. Buffaloe's campaign website)

Columbia’s mayor-elect to be sworn-in on Monday

Columbia Mayor-elect Barbara Buffaloe will be sworn-in on Monday afternoon (2022 photo courtesy of Ms. Buffaloe’s campaign website)

Columbia’s new mayor will be sworn-in on Monday afternoon at city hall, along with fourth ward councilman-elect Nick Foster.

Mayor-Elect Barbara Buffaloe and Mr. Foster will be sworn-in at 5 pm, just after outgoing Mayor Brian Treece and outgoing Councilman Ian Thomas deliver their comments.

Ms. Buffaloe, Columbia’s former sustainability manager, defeated businessman Randy Minchew and three other candidates this month. Buffaloe received 8,528 votes to Minchew’s 7,728. Columbia school board member David Seamon came in third with 2,930 votes.

Buffaloe tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia” that trash was the biggest concern she heard about when campaigning door-to-door. She also says she’ll listen to residents as mayor, and will make decisions based on the facts.

A mayor pro tem will also be appointed at the meeting by the new council.

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