Bowling Green Board commissioners and mayor sworn into office

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Thursday afternoon the Bowling Green city commissioners and the mayor were sworn into their official roles City Commission Chambers at City Hall. 

Each person was sworn in one at a time, 30 minutes apart to follow COVID-19 safety procedures. 

Sue Parrigan, Melinda Hill, Carlos Bailey and Dana Beasely-Brown were all sworn in as city commissioners. Todd Alcott was sworn in as the new mayor. 

All discussed their top priorities.

“To keep our taxes and our cost of living at bay. And to keep our quality of life as high as we possibly can. That’s my goal with the upcoming city commission session. And to help us come out of this pandemic as healthy and prosperous as we possibly can,” said Parrigin. 

“First you know we’re in the midst of a pandemic so we need to make sure that our citizens are safe first and then get our economy back up and running. With that said, I always want to believe that we need to build a better, inclusive city, a community,” said Bailey.  

“Top priority is to really try to get to know Bowling Green, and to really listen. I want to talk to all the commissioners and I’ve already sat down with them one time. So we’re starting off new in January, and I’m very excited because I want to get to know them and have a relationship and establish that relationship,” said Alcott. 

Parrigin and Brown are returning to the City Commission after being on it last year. Hill had served previous terms, and Bailey is new to the board. Todd Alcott was elected as mayor. Current Mayor Bruce Wilkerson did not run for re-election citing health concerns.