“Let the record show that I consider it both an honor and a privilege to have been mayor”.

With these words Ruth P. Maughan ended her 20 year tenure as Wellsville City mayor. Following this heartfelt and emotional statement from Mayor Maughan, City Manager Don Hartle administered the oath of office to Thomas Bailey, who became the  31st  mayor of Wellsville.

City Manager Don Hartle adminsters oath of office to new Wellsville City Mayor Thomas Bailey

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At 20 years, Ruth Maughan served longer than anyone else as Wellsville mayor, exceeding William H. Maughan who served approximately 19 years as the 1st, 3rd, 8th, and 10th mayor of Wellsville.

You can read Mayor Ruth P. Maughan’s final comments to the community here.