Boutwell resigns mayor's post

Century's Council President Gomez to serve as the interim mayor

Century Town Council President Luis Gomez, Jr. will act as interim mayor for the town of Century until the council decides who to appoint after Ben Boutwell submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Boutwell's term expires January 2025, so the council will determine a date to hold a special election for mayor. It is up to the council to decide when that special election will be held. Qualifying for the regular election for mayor and council seats 1 and 2 starts in June 2024. According to Town Clerk Leslie Howington, the cost of the last special election to fill council seats...