CRESTVIEW — Over the next two weeks, the community will have the opportunity to thank outgoing Mayor David Cadle and welcome incoming Mayor J.B. Whitten and new city council members during several public events and ceremonies.

• At 6 p.m. March 28, in the Whitehurst Municipal Building, 201 Stillwell Blvd., a farewell ceremony for Cadle will recognize his 12 years of leadership during a period of unprecedented growth. Light refreshments will be served.

• At 6 p.m. March 29, at Hub City Smokehouse, 168 Main St. S, Crestview, a reception for Whitten is scheduled. It includes barbecue on the menu and a chance to meet Whitten, who most recently served as city council president.

• At 7 p.m. April 1, at the Crestview courthouse’s Board of County Commissioners chamber, the new mayor and council will be sworn into office.

Joining Whitten among the city’s new leadership are returning council members Joe Blocker, Doug Faircloth and Shannon Hayes, and new council members Cynthia Brown and Andrew Rencich.

“We wanted to do something to allow the public to thank Mayor Cadle for his years of selfless service, to meet Crestview’s new leadership, and to learn what the future holds for our city,” Whitten said. “These events are great opportunities to meet your city’s leadership and share your ideas.”