Ceremonies greet Mayor Manheimer and Council Members, honor outgoing Mayor Bellamy.

In a Dec. 10 planning meeting in the City Council Chamber, Esther Manheimer took an oath of office making her Asheville’s newest Mayor. Serving as vice-mayor for the past two years, Manheimer was elected to City Council in 2009.

Council’s newest addition, Gwen Wisler, also took an oath of office, as did re-elected Council members Cecil Bothwell and Gordon Smith. All were surrounded by friends, family and supporters as Council prepares to move into a new year.