MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) - There's new leadership in the DeSoto Parish city of Mansfield as a new mayor was sworn in on Friday morning.
John Mayweather was sworn in as the next Mayor of Mansfield. But he's no stranger to serving the city. He was previously a city councilman for about 20 years.
He says he looks forward to continuing the upward trend the city has seen under Mayor Curtis McCoy, who served as mayor for 16 years.
"And he made this transition with me very easy," Mayweather said.
Former Mayor McCoy was at the ceremony to show support.
"A lot of great things are going to happen here and it's going to happen under mayor Mayweather's leadership," said McCoy.
Mayweather's plans include bringing new businesses to the city and with that new jobs.
"Looking at his agenda and looking at his platform, one of the main things is he's in the big support of attracting new jobs to our area," said resident Barthlomew Claiborne.
The city council members were also sworn in today including Mary Green who has served for 4 years. She's expecting him to continue to bring in even more businesses and jobs.
"It's very important here in the city of Mansfield because we have so many unemployed people here," said Green.
Mayweather says he plans on working with residents, city and parish officials to help reach his goals.
"I have to work with people of this city and parish in order to do some things I need to do. I cannot do it by myself," said Mayweather.