DANVILLE, Va. – Councilman Alonzo Jones has been returned as Danville’s mayor and Councilman Dr. Gary Miller will serve as the vice mayor. Both were chosen by unanimous votes of their peers during a reorganizational meeting Wednesday afternoon. They will serve as mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.
Jones has been a Council member for 10 years and has been the mayor since July of 2018. He served as the vice mayor from 2016 to 2018.
Miller has held a seat on the Council since March 2008 when appointed to fill a vacancy due to a resignation. He won election in 2010 and re-election in 2014 and 2018. He will be serving his third term as the vice mayor, having held the position in two-year terms from 2012 to 2016.
Lee Vogler previously served as vice mayor and remains on council.
The positions of mayor and vice mayor are decided by sitting City Council members to serve two-year terms.
Councilman Sherman Saunders nominated Jones as mayor and Miller as vice mayor. Both were selected by a unanimous vote.