Inside INdiana Business

New Frankfort mayor begins term

Sheets was sworn in as mayor of Frankfort on Saturday. (photo courtesy of the city of Frankfort)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The new mayor of Frankfort has officially taken office. Judy Sheets was sworn in as mayor Saturday, exactly one month after former mayor Chris McBarnes announced his resignation.

Sheets has served as Frankfort clerk-treasurer for the past 12 years. She was elected to become McBarnes’ successor by a Republican caucus last month.

“I plan to hit the ground running and show residents that I am committed to working to promote growth and stability in this community,” Sheets said in a news release. “I want this community to know that I work for them and that I will do so through an open, honest, and transparent government.”

McBarnes said in late January he was stepping down after accepting a job as executive director for a Wyoming-based nonprofit The WYldlife Fund. McBarnes was first elected in 2012 and became the state’s youngest mayor at the age of 23.