Repeat performance

Drew Butler
In this screenshot from the Zoom meeting of the Ardmore City commission, former Mayor John Moore presents newly elected Mayor Doug Pfau with a certificate of election at top. Newly elected Vice-Mayor Beth Windel participates in the meeting remotely at bottom.

The Ardmore City Commissioners elected Doug Pfau to be the new mayor at their meeting Monday evening. This will be Pfau’s second term as mayor, having previously been elected in May of 2016.

One of Pfau’s first actions as mayor was to present outgoing Mayor John Moore with a mayor’s gavel plaque. Moore will remain on the commission serving the northeast ward.

During the presentation, Mayor Pfau thanked Commissioner Moore for all of his hard work.

“I just want to say that this is a year that nobody expected, and you will be the mayor for the history books for when we fought the coronavirus,” Pfau said. “We couldn’t have asked for a more humble leader and I appreciate all you did for the city. I appreciate you going out and talking to everybody and being on all those calls listening to the concerns that everybody has.”

Moore addressed the commission and city staff after receiving his award.

“I’d like to thank the city commission and the city staff for all of their support and hard work,” Moore said. “We did a lot of neat stuff, and we’ve got a lot of neat stuff coming up. We hit a snag with this virus, but we’ll all get through this.”

Commissioner Sheryl Ellis nominated Commissioner Beth Windel for the position of vice-mayor. The commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination. This will be Windel’s second year on the commission and her first term as vice-mayor.