Ramsey takes the seat after the resignation of Wayne Gross earlier this month, who had served as mayor since 2008 and resigned due to health and family reasons.
It also represents a historic moment in the community’s history as Ramsey is the first African-American to hold the office of mayor of Parrish.
He was elected to the town council to represent District 5 in 2008 and was part of many actions to help bring improvements to the town throughout Gross’ administration, such as the Parrish Beautification program and the Parrish Municipal Park. Re-elected in 2012, Ramsey was named Mayor Pro-tem by Gross at the beginning of the new term, where he presided over council meetings in Gross’ absence.
“Cedrick is a great young man with an unlimited amount of potential,” Gross said following his resignation. “I truly feel that he will be an outstanding leader for our community and will lead Parrish in its continued path into a bright future.”