POLAND —Christine Yash stepped into the mayor’s seat after 15 years as a member of council.
Damian DeGenova, village solicitor, administered the oath of office at council’s meeting Tuesday. Yash will serve as mayor through the year’s end.
Yash, first elected in 1991, is unopposed in November in her re-election bid to her council seat.
Ruth Wilkes resigned last month after 18 years as mayor to take a position in Attorney General Marc Dann’s office.
Under law, council’s president pro tempore becomes mayor if a mayor resigns.
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