Thomas Campbell begins fifth term as Solana Beach mayor

Community members thank Mike Nichols for his service as mayor of Solana Beach. Photo/Kristina Houck

By Kristina Houck

A familiar face is once again representing Solana Beach.

In a unanimous vote, council members appointed Thomas Campbell as the city’s mayor and Councilwoman Lesa Heebner as deputy mayor.

Campbell, who has served on the Solana Beach City Council since 1994, is beginning his fifth term as mayor. Having served as deputy mayor throughout the last year, he is replacing Mike Nichols. Solana Beach appoints council members to serve as mayor on a one-year rotating basis.

“Mike did an outstanding job as mayor,” said Campbell, on behalf of his colleagues. “Over these last 12 months, there have been some difficult issues. You did a really great job of reaching out to the community and making sure that everyone who came to speak got an opportunity to speak, but you were able to maintain decorum.”

In honor of his service, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts presented Nichols with a signed proclamation.

“You’re always so nice. You’re calm; you’re respectful,” said Roberts, who served two terms on the Solana Beach City Council. “You try to give everybody a chance to speak. That doesn’t always happen throughout this county. I just think you have done a great job.”

Several community members, including Nichols’ wife, Heather, thanked the two-time mayor for his contributions to the city, including the revitalization of Solana Beach through projects such as the reopening of Highway 101.

“It’s so much information you’re absorbing, so many people you’re dealing with. I couldn’t imagine what you do,” she said. “I’m just very proud of my husband.”

A licensed landscape architect, Nichols has been an urban design and planning professional in the San Diego region for more than a decade. He moved to Solana Beach in 2000 and was elected to the council in 2006. He first served as mayor in 2009.

“It’s been an honor and a real pleasure and privilege to be up here and serve as your mayor,” said Nichols, who thanked his wife, colleagues, staff and community.

Related posts:

  1. Nichols’ term as mayor is up
  2. Solana Beach Historic Highway 101 upgrade project begins
  3. Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner named to 22nd District Agricultural Association Community Relations Committee
  4. Special night at Solana Beach City Hall
  5. Solana Beach council welcomes Kellejian as mayor

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=61985

Posted by Staff on Dec 12, 2013. Filed under Del Mar, News, Solana Beach. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to present second ‘Taste of Rancho Santa Fe’
    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club continues to live up to the motto, “Service Above Self,” and invites you to partner with the Rotary Club at the 2nd Annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe on Oct. 12. Guests of the event, to be held from 4-7 p.m., will have an opportunity to stroll through the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe while sampling f […]
  • Melodrama to open at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe
    As part of the Rancho Days celebration in Rancho Santa Fe, “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, A Comedy Western Melodrama” is set to open Oct. 5 at the Village Church Community Theater. In this old-fashioned comic melodrama, Sagebrush Sal decides to take over the busiest establishment in town, The Bloody Turnip Saloon, which is owned by Jake the Snake. The audience […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society acquires Covenant founder’s ledger
    The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society has acquired the ledger of Barton Millard, which dates back to the 1920s, and will unveil it at Coffee On The Patio Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at La Flecha House. Millard was a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, co-wrote the initial CC&Bs, and served four terms as its president. Millard’s gra […]