Williamsburg vice mayor and College of William and Mary economics professor Clyde Haulman was elected as the City of Williamsburg’s next mayor Thursday.
Williamsburg City Council member Paul Freiling ’83 was elected to succeed Haulman as vice mayor.
Both will serve two-year terms.
Both were elected by the council after the swearing-in ceremonies of new council members Scott Foster ’10 and Doug Pons at the historic Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. Foster and Pons will serve through 2014.
College President Taylor Reveley said that Haulman’s election and Foster’s swearing-in reflected well on the connections between the College and the larger Williamsburg community.
“William & Mary is deeply committed to the welfare of Williamsburg, and there is a powerful tradition of civic service on the part of our faculty, staff and students,” Reveley said in a press release. “Thus, it’s good to see Clyde Haulman, one of the College’s most stalwart and distinguished faculty members, as mayor, and to have a very promising recent graduate of the College, Scott Foster, now serving on the Council. We’re proud of them both.”
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