The 2017 City of Olivet mayor election was won by Laura Barlond-Maas on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with 71 percent of the vote over Debra Maxwell. Barlond-Maas had 105 votes compared to Maxwell’s 42 votes.
“People are confident in my ability to lead,” said Barlond-Maas about winning the election.
This is Barlond-Maas’ second time serving as mayor. Her first time being mayor was in 2001 for two terms. Every two years Olivet has a mayoral election. This will be the first time since 2010 with a new mayor. Gary Peterson served as mayor from 2011-2017.
Barlond-Maas was sworn into office on Monday, Nov. 3 during a city council meeting at the City Hall in Olivet, only six days after she won the election. City Council meetings are held once a month on the second Monday at 7 p.m.