Spencer elected as Scottville mayor.

November 9, 2020

Mayor Marcy Spencer

Spencer elected as Scottville mayor.

SCOTTVILLE — Marcy Spencer was elected by the city commission Monday, during a special post-election meeting, as mayor. Spencer has served on the commission for several years and is a lifelong resident of Scottville. She is also the second generation of her family to serve as mayor. Her father, Clayton, served on the commission from 1975 until 1992, including six years as mayor.

Spencer is also the fourth woman to serve as mayor. Other female mayors included Glenna Anderson (who’s father, Glenn Wallace, was also a mayor), Betty Gunningham and Mary Boyd..

Commissioner Rob Alway was elected as mayor pro-tem. Alway also is a lifelong resident of Scottville.

Scottville’s charter calls for the commission to select the mayor and mayor pro-tem. Both are elected commissioners with a vote. The offices of mayor and mayor pro-tem are two year terms, but the two will serve on the commission throughout their term as a commissioner.

During Monday’s meeting, the commission also declared a vacancy on the board, which was left by former mayor/commissioner Bruce Krieger who chose to not run for re-election. No one chose to run for the vacant seat so the commission now has 30 days to appoint someone.

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