Ned Davis was tabbed as the new mayor of Westlake Village during the city’s annual reorganization meeting Nov. 19.
The council appointed Susan McSweeney mayor pro tem.
“I appreciate your confidence to represent you as mayor this year,” said Davis, who replaces Mark Rutherford at the city’s helm. McSweeney succeeds Davis as the next in line for mayor.
Councilmember Philippa Klessig nominated Davis at the meeting.
“I find he is a man of great integrity as we all are in this council, and what he says and what he does are in alignment,” Klessig said.
Davis joined the City Council in 2007.
He was previously mayor in 2010. He works as a business consultant for his management operations company, Azure Blues Inc., and has a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a master’s degree from Pepperdine.
Davis said he will focus in the coming year on completing the community park and YMCA family center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, and a sidewalk on the south side of Agoura Road.
“It would be nice if a lot of people actually had a safer place to walk on Agoura Road,” Davis said.
He said it’s his job mainly to ensure the planned community of Westlake Village stays on course.
“A mayor is largely ceremonial, but there are some things you can affect that sort of put forth the culture that we have in our town,” Davis said.
Davis has served five years as vice president of the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation board and is a long-standing member of the Measure E Oversight Committee for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Prior to his election to the City Council, Davis served several years on the city’s Cultural Recreation Committee
McSweeney, who has been on the City Council since 2001, is a three-time former mayor and will assume the job again in 2016.