swearingFour newly-elected officials were sworn in and they began new terms of office during the December 2 Kingman City Council meeting. The occasion marked the beginning of Richard Anderson’s service as Mayor. Anderson focused mostly on economic development as he offered some inaugural remarks. ‘`We seriously need to encourage business to start filling in the Hualapai Mountain Road commercial area,” Anderson said. “As we grow we are going to need better access over the 40 (interstate) to take traffic off of Stockton Hill Road, to have businesses down there so you have more opportunity to shop local.”  Anderson spoke of the need to expand manufacturing to provide more better paying jobs in the Kingman area. City Magistrate Kathy McCoy also issued oaths of office to Council members Jen Miles, Mark Abram and Stuart Yocum. Miles was previously appointed to the Council and said she learned a lot during her first year in office. She said she will put that knowledge to use in the next four years and that she looked forward to continued community building. Miles, Abram and Yocum each thanked the voters for giving them the opportunity to serve. “I’m very grateful and appreciative,” Yocum said. “I am very humbled and honored that I was selected for this position,” Abram said. He said he’s happy to be a part of energy and enthusiasm he said is evident in the community and amongst the municipal workforce.