In case you are concerned about having a complete outsider like me take over as Mayor in 2018, I wanted to remind you that I would be Deputy Mayor for 2 years before taking over as Mayor.
In addition to working at City Hall for over 21 years, I also have extensive experience Chairing the Affordable Housing Board. My top priority is to ensure that all Board members are provided an equal and fair opportunity to weigh in on the issues, and that Public Comment is actively encouraged and given the respect that it deserves in the decision-making process.
You can observe my skills at running a public meeting online (type CAHAB in the Search Box) at https://www.bozeman.net/services/city-tv-and-streaming-audio
From the Bozeman Municipal Code
Sec. 2.03. – Mayor.
……..(b) Mayor Elected At Large. At every regular city election the voters of the city shall elect a mayor at large for a term of four years. The person so elected shall serve as deputy mayor and a commissioner for the first two years of his or her term, and mayor for the balance of his or her term of office.