Jack Heath was sworn in last night to succeed Terry Cohen to the Salisbury City Council.
Heath was appointed by the four remaining council members from a dozen applicants after Cohen abruptly resigned citing personal obligations
He said that his top priority is revitalization of the city and bringing more jobs into the municipality.
Heath is the former CEO of Lower Shore enterprises which provides job training and assistance to the disabled.
He also currently serves as a Volunteer Fire Officer in Fruitland.
(Tom Hunt contributed to this story.)