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Carbondale’s Bernot bids goodbye to public service… for now

May 10, 2016

Stacey Bernot gets ready to officially sign off as mayor of Carbondale.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Today is the last day Stacey Bernot will have the title of Carbondale mayor. The longtime resident and public servant is relocating to Redstone, outside city limits.

Bernot will hand over the baton at a Board of Trustees meeting tonight. New trustee Dan Richardson will cover mayoral duties until the fall general election, which is when Carbondale residents will then elect a new mayor.

Bernot has been a public servant for more than a decade.

“My family has sacrificed a great deal, especially in the last 12 years of me being in elected office,” she said in an interview with APR’s Elise Thatcher. “If my family says this is the right time, I obviously choose them.”

 

Click the “play” button below to hear their conversation.

On Thursday, we’ll hear from Richardson. He’s also a brand new trustee.