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Inaugural Ceremony for Returning and Newly-elected City Officials

Tuesday, January 14, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Inaugural Ceremony for Returning and Newly-elected City Officials
LANSING, MI - On Monday, January 13, Lansing’s new and returning elected city officials were sworn in to their respective offices during the 2014 Inaugural Ceremony held at the Lansing Center. Supporters, family members, media and dignitaries were on hand to witness Mayor Virg Bernero, City Clerk Chris Swope and Council Members take the oath of office.

54-A District Court Chief Judge Louise Alderson administered the oath of office to At-Large Council
Member Kathie Dunbar and Second Ward Council Member Tina Houghton. Fourth Ward Council Member Jessica Yorko was sworn in by 54-A District Judge Charles Filice. 54-A District Judge Hugh Clarke administered the oath of office to At-Large Council Member-elect Judi Brown Clarke for her first term on the Council as well as returning Chris Swope and Mayor Bernero.

"My Administration will work in good faith with the new City Council to make our city government work for all the citizens of Lansing,” Mayor Bernero said in his inaugural remarks. "We will work with business and labor, neighborhoods, the faith community, our regional partners, and our state and federal governments to build on the extraordinary progress we’ve made these last eight years, despite the challenges of an historic economic crisis.”

The event began at 4 p.m. with time to meet and greet with the officials. The swearing in ceremony followed at 4:45 p.m. Participants in the ceremony included Tiffany Dowling as Master of Ceremonies, Cecilia and Priscilla Bordayo singing the National Anthem, Andy Schor leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pastor Eric Thomas giving the Invocation. Guests were also welcome to join
the Mayor, Clerk and City Council members at City Hall at 7 p.m. for their first meeting of 2014.

Call Inaugural Committee Chair, Emily Caswell at 517.203.3333 to learn more.
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