New Mayor Takes Over In Archer Lodge

Mayor Matt Mulhollem (far right) receives his Oath of Office from Archer Lodge Town Clerk Kim Batten (left). Mulhollem is joined by his wife, Brooke, and his oldest son Rowan. Not pictured is his youngest son Eli.

A familiar face in Archer Lodge government has taken over as the new mayor.  Councilman Matthew (Matt) Mulhollem was selected by the town board to fill out the unexpired term of Mayor Michael Gordon who recently stepped down.  Mulhollem was sworn in by Town Clerk Kim Batten on Feb. 5th to the term ending December 31, 2019.

Mulhollem becomes only the second mayor in the Town of Archer Lodge that was incorporated in 2009.  Gordon announced in December he was stepping down on Feb. 4, 2018 because he was moving outside the corporate limits.

“I am both humbled by the opportunity and enthusiastic about the work ahead,” Mayor Mulhollem told WTSB News. “In every position that I have held as a part of the Town Council, I have been blessed with personal growth that I hope has benefited the citizens of our town.  I am likewise excited about growing into this position and look forward to serving the citizens of Archer Lodge.”

Mulhollem said residents in Archer Lodge should not notice any changes. “My absolute hope is that there will be no noticeable changes.  I’m proud of our accomplishments and I’m happy with where we are.”

“As with any other town, we have our challenges to face, but we still have a dedicated council, the same outstanding staff, and highly competent advisors.  With that being the case, I am confident that our citizens will notice no differences in the way we work to meet those challenges.”

Hearbert Locklear was appointed to fill the vacant council seat created when Mulhollem took over as mayor.  Locklear will serve through December 31, 2019.

Clyde Castleberry was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem.