Taylorville elected a new mayor in the recent local election, and is currently in the transition period between the old administration and the new. Mayor Elect Bruce Barry has been learning the ins and outs of the job from outgoing Mayor Greg Brotherton, and says he feels he's learning a lot, and is ready to take over the job.
Barry and Brotherton both appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and discussed the transition process. Brotherton says the main focus of the transition period is to bring Barry up to speed with several matters behind the job.
Mayor Elect Barry spoke highly of the job Mayor Brotherton has done so far, and said said he's confident that he will be able to step into the position and lead effectively.
Brotherton also said he wanted to make sure that Barry had the benefit of his help while transitioning into the office. Something he says he didn't have when elected eight years ago.