Jim Dobbie was the Atherton City Council's unanimous choice for mayor when it voted on Dec. 15. Mr. Dobbie, who replaces Kathy McKeithen, served as the vice mayor since last December.
New council member Bill Widmer, who was the top vote-getter in the November election, was chosen vice mayor on a 3-2 vote.
Jerry Carlson and Elizabeth Lewis voted for Ms. Lewis for the post.
Mr. Widmer is filling the seat held by Charles Marsala for the last eight years. Mr. Marsala, who was honored with numerous proclamations and accolades from local legislators and Atherton residents during the meeting, chose not to seek re-election.