The outgoing City Council held its final meeting on Tuesday night and chose Sandra Freeman to replace longtime council office administrator Carol O'Neal.
Two parttime employees will work in the office with Ms. Freeman and Randy Burns - down from two fulltime workers now on staff.
Only two of the council members are returning - Carol Berz and Russell Gilbert.
City Attorney Mike McMahan said the current council has the reputation of being the hardest-working council since the new form of city government was launched in 1990.
He presented clocks to the outgoing members.
Sally Robinson, who served 12 years, had family members in the audience.
One final act of the council was to approve two legal settlements - $25,000 in the case of a person who was struck on a sidewalk by a parks employee riding a mule and $16,425 to the Pure Holiness Church of God due to a sewer backup.