Upholding the tradition of “retiring the gavel,” outgoing New Carlisle Mayor Lowell McGlothin was honored with a proclamation last week in recognition of his service to the city.

Current Mayor Mike Lowrey presented the proclamation to McGlothin on behalf of the council and City Manager during the meeting last Monday, thanking him for his commitment to New Carlisle and its citizens. McGlothin, who served as the city’s mayor for the past four years, said he possesses a genuine affection for the area, so much that it brought him back from New York City to raise his children here.

“I just really love this city, and Clark County,” said McGlothin. “It’s been a great trip...I thought it was very valuable for me to get to know so many people,” he added of his time in office.

This year marks McGlothin’s fifteenth consecutive year as a New Carlisle city councilman, and he plans to serve two more still. He said he has seen a number of improvements come to fruition in the past years, considering the approval of the police levy to be one of the city’s major accomplishments.

“In my estimation, that alleviate a lot of strain on the tax base in the city,” he said of the levy’s success in placing more deputies on the streets.

He said he appreciated receiving the proclamation last week, noting that City Manager Randy Bridge “had a lot to put together, but I’m very appreciative of what he did.”

McGlothin was born and raised in the area, and soon after graduating from Tecumseh High School, he joined the Marine Corps and served for several years before “being discovered” as a model and actor while on assignment. He lived in New York City for several years and then began to split his time between the two “New” cities, as he purchased the former Faces restaurant at Routes 235 and 40, and found himself commuting to and from the east coast regularly. Opting to raise his young children in the Midwest instead of the big city, McGlothin brought his family back to New Carlisle for good, where he has embraced his hometown roots.

McGlothin is seemingly everywhere in the city, seen daily either driving through town, lunching with fellow business people at Rotary, volunteering at the Heritage of Flight Festival, and countless more events.

“I like to think I did an admirable job,” he said of his time as Mayor.

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