NAU researcher Paul Deasy is Flagstaff's next mayor. He defeated long time council member Charlie Odegaard.

NAZ Today's Christian Ayala takes a closer look at what we can expect over the next two years.

Deasy says his first priority is to establish a better connection between the city council and community by creating a monthly newsletter, providing office hours to talk directly with citizens, and he hopes to do a better job with communicating about policy issues to make sure that everyone's voice is heard. Deasy will be inaugurated in December.