BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Mayor Les Fillingame said Monday he's looking to his city's natural resources for future success.
The mayor and council members took the oath of office Monday night. There are five returning city leaders; new to the council are Ward Six Councilman Lonnie Falgout and Councilman-At-Large Mike Favre.
Mayor Les Fillingame told the crowd Bay St. Louis's best days are still ahead, and residents will see that over the next four years.
"The success of Bay St. Louis moving forward will only happen if we embrace and build on the cultural diversity that makes us who we are as a community and as a destination," Mayor Fillingame said. "Success going forward will only happen if we embrace our waterfronts that make us a thriving new place to do business, a new place to visit and a new place to live."
The mayor, who was sworn in to serve a second term, dedicated his inaugural address to former Ward Six City Councilman Ray Kidd, who died over the weekend.