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Brooksville City Council elects Lara Bradburn mayor

BROOKSVILLE — For Brooksville City Council member Lara Bradburn, being the honorary leader of the city has a familiar ring to it.

Three years ago, her council peers voted her in as mayor. On Monday night, Bradburn got a second nod for the primarily ceremonial job, which is comes with a monthly pay bump of $150.

"It's an honor knowing that my fellow council members have such faith in me," Bradburn said. "I will enjoy the next year representing the citizens of Brooksville."

A former reporter at Hernando Today, Bradburn served on various city boards over the years before being elected to the council in 2006. She won the seat unopposed in the 2010 election.

Bradburn said she hopes her experience and leadership will guide the city toward "lofty goals," despite the municipality's fragile economic condition. Among her priorities will be a renewed push toward furthering Brooksville's economic development.

"There are good things going on downtown, and I'd like to see us focus more on planning for the future so that we're ready when the economy finally turns around," she said.

Outgoing Mayor Joe Johnston accepted the position of vice mayor.

In other action Monday night, the council approved the hiring of Creative Environmental Solutions as the contractor for a $400,000 brownfields grant, funded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, to evaluate toxic underground contaminants in suspect sites around the city.

Logan Neill can be reached at (352) 848-1435 or lneill@tampabay.com.

Brooksville City Council elects Lara Bradburn mayor 12/04/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6:28pm]
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