Harrison sworn in as Norfork’s new mayor – Arkansas News

Harrison sworn in as Norfork’s new mayor – Arkansas News

SCOTT LILES, sliles@baxterbulletin.com
Published 10:00 p.m. CT Aug. 1, 2017

NORFORK — Lisa Harrison was sworn in as Norfork’s mayor Tuesday morning, officially replacing former Mayor Jim Reeves.

The Norfork City Council voted last month to appoint Harrison — the city’s Ward 2, Position 1 alderman — as the city’s mayor following the resignation of Reeves, who announced he would step down at the end of July due to health issues.

“I’m excited, but it also hurts my heart, thinking about Jim,” Harrison said after being sworn in by Ty Chapman, justice of the peace for the Norfork community. “Jim’s been a good mayor, a good mentor and a good friend.”

Chapman also swore in Phillip Stultz as Harrison’s replacement for Harrison’s former seat on the Council. The River Meadows Drive resident is a 22-year resident of the city and serves on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Harrison’s term as mayor and Stultz’s term as aldermen will expire on Dec. 31, 2018. Both will be eligible to seek immediate re-election in fall 2018 to their respective positions, should they choose to do so.

Harrison has spent seven years on the City Council and has served as the presiding officer at city meetings in the absence of Reeves since January. She moved to Norfork from Mountain Home as a teenager and has lived in the community…

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