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New mayor and council members to be sworn in

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 11:23 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The public swearing-in of new Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and members of the City Council will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in downtown Huntington.

The inauguration is free and open to the public.

Williams, 56 took his official oath of office on Dec. 24 after being elected to the office on Nov. 6. It was administered in a private ceremony by retired Judge Dan O'Hanlon, officially making Williams the city's 87th mayor when the calendar turned to 2013.

The larger ceremony and celebration will be tonight.

The new mayor's swearing in will be conducted by City Clerk Barbara Nelson and the oath administered by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

The program also will include performances by the Musical Arts Guild and local artist Ryan Hardiman. Renee Maass, inaugural committee chair, said that the mayor-elect would like to see famiies in the audience.

The evening will conclude with a reception.

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