Moss Point mayor, aldermen take oath of office

Moss Point's new mayor Billy Broomfield.
Moss Point's new mayor Billy Broomfield.

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Family, friends, and citizens watched by as State Representative Willie Bailey administered the oath to the incoming Moss Point mayor, as well as, the board of aldermen on Saturday.

The city leaders said they're ready to work. New Moss Point alderman, Wayne Lennep, said he's happy to be working for the citizens of Moss Point.

"If you approach something with conviction and real concern for the well being of the people to represent your constituents honestly and well, and just try to do a good job. I think it's what they expect of us and I think it's what it takes to be successful," said Lennep.

Local radio station owner, Rip Daniels, was the keynote speaker at the swearing in ceremony.

Daniels spoke about his relationship with Mayor Billy Broomfield, and the great things he expects to see from his leadership.

Mayor Broomfield talked about his more than two decades in the state legislature and how that prepared him for his new role as mayor of Moss Point. The most important lesson, Broomfield said, is that nothing will get done without teamwork.

"We haven't sold ourselves enough, and so we're going to be doing things like establishing a chamber of commerce, having a division of tourism, and we're going to sale our city and we're going to move," said Broomfield.

He will work to fix the city problems along side seven aldermen. Four of whom are new to board. As the new leadership took their seats the crowd applauded with excitement for what's ahead.

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