The Hemet City Council named reelected councilmember Karlee Meyer as the city’s newest mayor and councilmember-elect Joe Males as mayor pro tem for 2021 at the Tuesday, Dec. 8, city council meeting.
Meyer, Males and Malcolm B. Lilienthal Jr. were sworn into office that evening with outgoing city council member Michael Perciful and city treasurer Judith Oltman honored by the incoming council with certificates and named street signs. Oltman leaves her post after 24 years serving the city.
Observing the latest COVID-19 state and county health mandates, the newly sworn councilmember’s families were permitted in the council chambers one family at a time for the ceremony. Normally, the council chambers are filled with the family and friends of the newly elected city officials to witnes