City to host inauguration for newly-elected officials
For the first time ever, the City of Rochester will welcome in its newest elected representatives with a formal inauguration.
The event — open to the entire community — will be held Monday, January 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Center. Mayor-elect Kim Norton will be sworn in as the first female mayor in city history. Council Member Nick Campion (Ward 3) and Council Members-elect Patrick Keane (Ward 1) and Shaun Palmer (Ward 5) will also take the oath of office.
In the past, newly-elected officials have been sworn at their first official meeting. However, the city made the decision to host a more visible event this year as a way of bringing the community together to “celebrate another point in Rochester history, and participate in an important part of our democratic process,” said City Administrator Steve Rymer.
In addition to the swearing in of elected officials, the ceremony will also feature musical performances and readings by community members.
If you cannot make it down to the Civic Center, the event will be streamed live on the city website and rebroadcast on channel 180.
Cover photo: Rochester flag / Getty