ROCKLAND — Ed Glaser will serve as Rockland’s mayor for a second consecutive year.

The Rockland City Council voted at its Monday night, Nov. 15 meeting to keep Glaser in the mayor post.

The vote was 3-2 with Glaser receiving his own vote as well as that of Councilors Nate Davis and Sarah Austin. Councilors Louise MacLellan-Ruf and Nicole Kalloch voted for MacLellan-Ruf.

The mayor post is largely ceremonial. The mayor moderates Council meetings, oversees ceremonial events, and nominates people to city boards and commissions.

Glaser is serving the final year of his second consecutive three-year term on the City Council, having first been elected in 2016.

Before being elected to the City Council, Glaser was the city’s harbor master for 12 years, and before that, a schooner captain.

He is the 10th person to serve as mayor in Rockland for more than one year. Tom Molloy holds the record by having served as mayor seven times.

At the Monday night meeting, Councilor Nicole Kalloch was sworn into office. She was elected to the Council on Nov. 2. Kalloch is plant manager at Sierra Peaks manufacturing plant on Pleasant Street in Rockland, and is also an office manager for her husband’s contracting business — J.K. Kalloch.

Councilor Nicole Kalloch was sworn into office Monday night, Nov. 15 by City Clerk Stuart Sylvester. Photo by Stephen Betts

New video equipment was installed at Rockland City to allow the public to view people participating via Zoom. Photo by Stephen Betts