Gethrel

Robin Mouton

The Beaumont City Council chose its new mayor pro-tem following the death of Gethrel “Get” Williams Wright, the at-large councilwoman who was serving in the role at the time of her death.

Mayor Becky Ames said the council had to choose another Mayor Pro-Tem, who acts as the mayor’s substitute when she’s unavailable, as soon as possible. She also explained that the council would soon vote to fill Williams-Wright’s seat on the council in the interim until its next up for election. Council members say candidates are currently being considered.

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Longtime councilwoman and community leader Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright passed away overnight at a Beaumont hospital Feb. 18. 

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Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright speaks with Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

As one councilperson’s tenure as mayor pro tempore ends, another has been chosen to act in that capacity for the city of Beaumont. At-large Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright will take over as mayor pro tem for Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton. Mouton continues to serve on city council.

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Gethrel “Get” Hall Williams-Wright

Gethrel “Get” Hall Williams-Wright hasn’t ventured too far from home for too long in the seven-plus decades in which God has blessed her with the morning sun, and if given the opportunity to wake up another seven decades, she’d gladly do it again where it all started.

“I love Beaumont,” she says. “I love my city. I don’t want to be anywhere but here.

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