The Palo Alto City Council has elected Nancy Shepherd as Mayor and Liz Kniss as Vice Mayor for 2014.
The election took place at the council’s regular City Council Meeting Monday night.
Shepherd was Vice Mayor last year and replaces outgoing Mayor Greg Scharff.
As the Vice Mayor is typically elevated to Mayor the following year, Kniss is expected to take the helm in 2015.
Councilman Larry Klein offered this assessment of Shepherd, "She knows that really to succeed, any council needs to reach out to people who agree and disagree on different issues," according to Palo Alto Online.