Mark Kinion elected vice mayor in Fayetteville

Ward 2 Council Member Mark Kinion / Staff photo

The Fayetteville City Council elected a new vice mayor before the start of the first meeting of 2020.

The council on Tuesday elected Ward 2 Council Member Mark Kinion to the position. He was nominated by Sarah Marsh, and was elected unanimously.

It will be Kinion’s fourth full term serving as vice mayor. He also held the position in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Additionally, he was elected to serve as vice mayor for the final meeting of 2017 after then-vice mayor Alan Long resigned from the council.

Kinion replaces Marsh, who also held the position in 2016.

The vice mayor post is a mostly ceremonial position that fills in when the mayor is absent.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan has so far been present at all 275 meetings since beginning his first term in 2009, but has on a few occasions stepped out of the council chambers briefly during a meeting, requiring the vice mayor to take over as chair.