PIEDMONT - Piedmont's municipal election is set for Monday, May 13, and the names of four incumbent council members will be on the ballot to fill five open slots.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - Piedmont’s municipal election is set for Monday, May 13, and the names of four incumbent council members will be on the ballot to fill five open slots.
Ben Smith, just finishing his second term as mayor, has chosen not to seek re-election, which will leave that office vacant following the election.
Paula Boggs, serving Piedmont as parks and recreation commissioner, is also Piedmont’s 2019 municipal election officer, and she said after the election, “The council members can appoint a person to fill the mayor’s open spot.”
She mentioned that the one to be appointed must be a citizen of Piedmont and be at least 18 years old.
Boggs is near the end of a four-year term and she is seeking re-election, while also seeking re-election is Susie Clark.
Clark is at the end of a four-year term as building commissioner.
Water commissioner Dawn Beckner is seeking re-election, and has served as a council member for two years.
Paul Coleman, finance commissioner, will have his name on the ballot for the first time. He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Vicki Smith, who resigned in mid-2017.
The polling place for the citizens to vote is in the Piedmont City building.