The Dacula City Council recently appointed Trey King to complete the unexpired term of Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, who died Jan. 3 after a battle with cancer. (Courtesy City of Dacula)

Dacula names Trey King to serve out mayor’s term

The Dacula City Council recently appointed Trey King to complete the unexpired term of Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, who died Jan. 3 after a battle with cancer. Wilbanks had completed only one year of his current four-year term. The city’s charter allows the city council to appoint a new mayor instead of holding a special election. King’s appointment was approved in a 2-1 vote, with Councilwoman Susan Robinson voting against.

King has served the community as a member of the Dacula zoning board of appeals, the planning commission, the steering committee for the comprehensive land use plan, as chairman of the planning commission, and as a city council member. He will lead with the help of and council members Robinson, Daniel Spain and Wendell Holcombe.

The next Dacula City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, with a council work session beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 442 Harbins Road.

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