The Springfield City Council informally selected Councilor Michael Fenton to be council president for 2014 at Monday night's meeting.
The unofficial vote was conducted by the 11 incumbent councilors re-elected and the two new members, Justin Hurst and Orlando Ramos, elected in November.
A formal vote is scheduled for Jan. 6.
Fenton will take over for James Ferrera, who lost his bid for an at-large seat.
Councilor Kateri Walsh was also selected as vice president.
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