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News Release
Richland Elects New Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem - 01/08/20

At the January 7, 2020, Richland City Council meeting, City Manager Cindy Reents swore in recently re-elected councilmembers Bob Thompson, Phillip Lemley, Terry Christensen, and Brad Anderson. Following the swearing-in, the Richland City Council elected councilmembers to act as Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem for a two-year term. Councilmember Ryan Lukson was elected as Mayor. Councilmember Sandra Kent was elected as Mayor Pro-Tem.

The new Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem immediately accepted their new roles. Mayor Lukson took his seat as Mayor and continued to run the remainder of the meeting.

Mayor Lukson was elected to the Richland City Council in 2017. He is currently serving a four-year term.

Mayor Pro-Tem Sandra Kent has served as a councilmember since 2008 and is currently serving a four-year term.

Richland City Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday’s of each month.  All municipal meeting agendas can be viewed by visiting


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