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This week, a new mayor takes office in Flint

Nov 8, 2015

Flint’s new mayor will be sworn into office at noon Monday.

Flint mayor-elect Karen Weaver
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Karen Weaver started the year as a Flint businesswoman.  She’ll end it as Flint’s mayor. 

Weaver defeated incumbent Mayor Dayne Walling in last week’s election.

Weaver emerged as the least known of a four person field in the August primary and campaigned hard on the city’s water problems.

When she takes the oath of office, she’ll become the first woman elected mayor in Flint.

Weaver will be mayor of a city still under control of a state oversight board. 

Decisions made by the city’s elected leaders can still be overruled by the Receivership Transition Advisory Board.