During last night's inaugural meeting of Charleston City Council for 2023, Council unanimously approved Mayor Tecklenburg’s recommendation of District Three Councilman Jason Sakran to serve as the city's new mayor pro tempore, following a recognition of the outgoing mayor pro tempore, District Five Councilman Karl L. Brady, Jr.
By ordinance, the city's mayor pro tempore “shall act as mayor, during the sickness or temporary absence of the mayor.” By tradition, the mayor pro tempore also often represents the mayor at public events when the mayor is unable to attend.
In related business, the following members were named as chairs of City Council's standing committees for 2023:
Ways and Means - District Six Councilman William Dudley Gregorie
Public Works and Utilities - District Seven Councilman Perry K. Waring
Public Safety - District Nine Councilman A. Peter Shahid, Jr.
Traffic and Transportation - District Eight Councilman Michael S. Seekings
Real Estate - District Eleven Councilman Ross A. Appel
Community Development - District Four Councilman Robert M. Mitchell
Special Facilities - District Two Councilman Kevin Shealy
Human Resources - District Six Councilman William Dudley Gregorie
Recreation - District Two Councilman Kevin Shealy
Audit - District Eight Councilman Michael S. Seekings