President Robinson; Vice-president Dan Cortell to Lead City Council

The Chelsea city council will be voting for long-time councillor Leo Robinson to once again lead the city council in 2012.

Robinson, a popular city councillor at large, said he will be working closely with his colleagues and with City Manager Jay Ash to move the city’s agenda forward.

“The city is in the midst of a major building uptick with the new Marriott Hotel and the FBI Northeastern Headquarters on deck,” Robinson told the Record. “Along with a half dozen other projects now ongoing or in the works, 2012 could be one of the most important years in quite some time. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Cortell, an attorney, recently defeated John O’Brien. It was his first elective victory.

“I am honored my colleagues in government think enough of me to honor me with their votes for vice-president in the upcoming session. Everyone I serve with knows how serious I am about doing the right thing for all the voters and residents of this city,” said Cortell.

“The city is in a good position to move forward strongly in 2012. I will work hard to make that happen,” he added.

The official vote by the council will be taken at its organizational meeting in January.

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