The city of Leavenworth has a new mayor — Nancy Bauder.

The city of Leavenworth has a new mayor — Nancy Bauder.

Bauder was selected for the job Tuesday by fellow city commissioners.

Each year, the Leavenworth City Commission selects one of its members to serve as mayor.

"It is my honor and privilege to serve the city of Leavenworth," Bauder said after being appointed mayor.

Bauder is in her first term on the City Commission. She was elected to a four-year term in 2015.

During 2016, she served as the city's mayor pro-tem.

During Tuesday's meeting, the commission followed tradition by voting to have the previous year's mayor pro-tem serve as mayor.

"I look forward to a good year," Bauder later said after wishing her fellow commissioners a happy new year.

Bauder's term as mayor is scheduled to end Jan. 8, 2018.

Bauder replaces Larry Dedeke as the city's mayor.

Commissioners previously selected the mayor in April. But that practice was changed after state law moved the election for municipal offices from the spring to the fall of odd-numbered years. Commissioners began the practice of picking a new mayor in January last year.

Commissioners also picked a new mayor pro-tem Tuesday. Commissioner Mark Preisinger was selected for this position.

The commission also selected one of its members to serve as the financial claims reviewer for the next year.

Commissioner Charles Raney has served in that role for the last year, but he was absent Tuesday.

Commissioner Lisa Weakley volunteered to take over that role.

Also Tuesday, commissioner took a series of votes related to the issuance of $4.91 million in taxable general obligation bonds.

The bonds will pay for the city's share of the cost of an industrial park project.

Commissioners approved a bid from PNC Capital Markets for the sale of the bonds. PNC Capital Markets offered an interest rate of 3.41 percent, which was the lowest of the bids submitted.

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