Sawyer acknowledges that he and the council cannot always please everyone.
“There is still a political aspect to the town council,” he said. “We have day-to-day operations run by a very qualified town manager in Grant Kleinhenz. And there are still politics — more so than people realize — and sitting in the president’s seat, it’s more magnified. We do work hard, all five of us. We all want what’s best for Brownsburg but we have different ways of getting there. For me, as president, I need to understand those different positions and thoughts.
“I said these words and it’s a mantra I live by in my political career — I am here to serve. It’s important to make sure that I can serve the people here well for the betterment of the town and that sometimes means waving the Brownsburg flag outside of Brownsburg. I am fortunate to serve in such a capacity.”
Sawyer won by a 3-2 vote with Rob Kendall and Don Spencer joining him and Gary Hood and Dave Richardson dissenting.
The town council’s next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 10.