The new year brings a new face to , as well as a new vice mayor of council.
At Tuesday night's meeting, was sworn in along with . Dunbar replaces Kenneth Montlack.
Council members also voted to name Wilcox as the new vice mayor. The position was formerly held by Evans.
"We are known for our diversity and we are known as characters ... a quirky bunch," said Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, who nominated Wilcox. "Dennis is a stand-up individual. He is mature and thoughtful."
She went on to say Wilcox faces challenges thoughtfully and always stands up on the right side.
"I want to thank you and the voters for giving me the privledge of serving another term," Wilcox smiled. "It is an honor to represent the residents of Cleveland Heights."
Dunbar said she was delighted to finally be in a council seat after one failed attempt at being elected.
"There is a spirit here that I have never seen anywhere else I've ever been," she said. "Everyone who lives here is important and I hope I hear from you. Don't hold back."
Council also voted on a mayor/president of council, which takes place every two years. Mayor Ed Kelley humbly accepted his vote and was sworn in with his wife, mother and three of his five children at his side.
"I couldn't do this without the support of my wife and kids," said an emotional Kelley. "Without them, I wouldn't be here."
The next council meeting is at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.