DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — The City of Denison has a new mayor and two city council members. Robert Crawley and one council member were sworn in at a Monday evening ceremony at City Hall.

They also bid a heartfelt farewell to former mayor Janet Gott after 12 years with the city, and council member Brian Hander.

Both inductees said they are looking forward to working with an experienced council to foster a healthy environment for growth in Denison.

"What we want to do is be sure we have smart growth, and be sure that we take steps not to just develop for development's sake, but develop smartly," said Denison's new mayor Robert Crawley.

Teresa Adams said, "Just looking forward to seeing what mayor Crawley has and what his priorities are gonna be, and trying to make things happen in the city."

Mayor Crawley was a council member for five years, and Teresa Adams was a council member for six years before serving on the Denison Development Alliance board.

"Our staff has already done a great job of planning for growth, and now we get to continue on with the function and the planning, and to see what great things can happen to Denison, Texas," Mayor Crawley said.

Spence Redwine, who ran unopposed in the election, will also be joining the council, he was unable to make the ceremony and will be sworn in at a later date.