Politics & Government

Swain elected head of mayors’ group

Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain has been elected chair of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition.

The coalition, a bipartisan group representing the mayors of the state’s larger cities, chose Swain at its annual meeting in Asheville.

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer was elected vice chair. Swain succeeds Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane. Jim Morrill