ACHILLE, OK--The town of Achille has appointed David Northcutt as its new mayor.
"There are a lot of people and wonderful concerned citizens in this town and I hope to serve them and the children and the families in this town to the best of my capabilities," he said.
The city council chose Northcutt to succeed former mayor Randy Howard, whose resignation was accepted Thursday night. Northcutt has served as city counselor for three months. He said he wants to restore the town to how it was by restructuring the police department--pushing for more transparency and accountability under the new chief.
City counselor, Billie Hughes, was also named as vice-mayor.