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Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Annapolis Mayor and City Council to be Sworn In at December 6 Event on West Street

 Office of the Mayor

City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Annapolis Mayor and City Council to be Sworn In at 
December 6 Event on West Street                                                                                                                                                  

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 19, 2021) – On Monday, December 6, 2021, a Swearing-in Ceremony will be held for Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and the eight members of the Annapolis City Council. The ceremony will take place outdoors on West Street in downtown Annapolis. 

The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a short parade from Calvert Street onto West Street featuring color guard, marching bands, the newly elected Annapolis City Council as well as Mayor Buckley and members of his immediate family. The elected officials will walk to a stage on West Street where programming with local speakers, music and poetry will begin. The event will conclude with the swearing-in ceremony for the Mayor and eight councilmembers. Mayor Buckley will then make an inaugural remarks. 

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley won a second term in the recently held Annapolis municipal elections. Returning members of the Annapolis City Council include: Alderwoman Eleanor Tierney (Ward 1), Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles (Ward 2), Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson (Ward 4), Alderman Rob Savidge (Ward 7) and Alderman Ross Arnett (Ward 8).  Alderman Brooks Schandelmeier (Ward 5) and Alderman DaJuan Gay (Ward 6) will be sworn in for their first full terms after becoming councilmembers by appointment (Schandelmeier) and special election (Gay). Alderwoman-elect Karma O’Neill (Ward 2) will be sworn in for her first term after winning the seat vacated by outgoing Alderman Fred Paone who retired.

Credentialed media:  Register by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to gain access to otherwise restricted areas and permission to use equipment not permitted to the general public. The Annapolis Office of Public Information handles all media credentialing for this event. Register via email with Mitchelle Stephenson For information, call 410-972-7724.

ROAD CLOSURES: There will be road closures in the area of Upper West Street (between Church Circle and Calvert Street) beginning on Sunday Dec. 5 for the Chocolate Binge Festival (sponsored by the Inner West Street Association) and continuing for the swearing in on Monday, Dec. 6. 

The parade and swearing in are public events and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Please note that there will be limited seating.

Later that evening, an Inaugural Ball will take place at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Tickets are available through the Annapolis Inaugural Committee and include an option to sponsor free tickets for local residents who otherwise can’t afford to attend. All inaugural events are paid for through the sale of tickets. Visit the inaugural eventbrite page for further details:

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