Former Council Member David Cohn was appointed as the new mayor of Indian Trail at the Feb. 22, 2022, Town Council Meeting. He was sworn in Tuesday night and took part in the remainder of the meeting. Cohn will serve out the remainder of the term of the late Mayor Michael Alvarez, who passed away in January. The mayor’s seat is up for reelection in November of 2023.
Council Member Tom Amburgey made the nomination to appoint Cohn as the new mayor.
“It’s an honor to serve the people of Indian Trail,” said Cohn. “And it’s an honor to be asked to be mayor and fill the seat of Michael Alvarez. He was an excellent mayor who was loved by this community. I know I have big shoes to fill and will work hard to help meet the needs of our residents. We have an excellent team working together behind the dais and within Town Hall to continue making Indian Trail the best place to live and work.”
Cohn said he’s looking forward to seeing some big projects get accomplished, including enhancing the Town’s parks and improving infrastructure. He said his goal is to help the people of Indian Trail and be a good example for the Town, while having fun and working collaboratively with the council members and Town staff.
“Mr. Cohn is an experienced council person who brings professionalism and integrity to the position,” said Mayor Pro Tem Todd Barber. “Under his leadership as mayor, he will bring the Town staff and council members together to work for the betterment of the people of Indian Trail.”
Cohn was first elected to the Town Council in 2011, and he served two terms, including time as the mayor pro tem. In 2021, he was appointed to fill the seat of Council Member Shirley Howe, which he did until the November 2022 election.
The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, located at 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road.