DECATUR, Ga. -- The Decatur City Commission named Jim Baskett as the city's mayor for 2013during its meeting on Monday.
The commission names one commissioner to serve as mayor, and a second to serve as mayor pro tem at its first meeting each January.
Kecia Cunningham was named mayor pro tem for 2013 at the meeting.
Baskett has served as Decatur's mayor pro tem sicne 2002 and been a member of the city commission since 1995. Baskett replaces long-time city mayor Bill Floyd, who has resigned from the commission to pursue other opportunities.
Cunningham has served on the city commission since 1999.
The commission will call for a special election to be held in March to fill Floyd's unexpired term as District 1 Commissioner.