Jasper’s first new mayor in a quarter-century, Steve Lawrence talks new job and how he came to town.
Steve Lawrence, Jasper’s first new mayor in more than a quarter of a century, was sitting in a barren office last Wednesday, his eighth official day at work, saying he is still learning the ropes at City Hall.
Lawrence takes over the top elected post, with a city manager, Brandon Douglas, already in place for the day-to-day operations. Having a paid, full-time manager is another recent development in Jasper government and gives Lawrence some freedom to define how his position will function.
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