Details on WPB Swearing-in and Advance Media Interviews with Mayor-Elect James
The City of West Palm Beach will host a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor-elect Keith James and new and returning City Commissioners on April 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers. As Mayor Jeri Muoio’s eight-year tenure ends, Mayor-elect James will take the oath of office. Re-elected City Commissioner Cory Neering (District 2) will also take the oath of office, along with newly-elected Commissioners Joe Peduzzi (District 4) and Richard Ryles (District 3). The oath of office will be administered by Judge Bradley Harper and Judge Sarah Willis.
After the swearing-in, a vote will be held to select the President of the Commission, and remarks will be delivered by the incoming Mayor and Commissioners.
The West Palm Beach Fire Department Honor Guard will conduct the Presentation of Colors. The National Anthem will be sung by Faith’s Place Show Choir, and there will be a musical performance by Faith’s Place Drummers. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, and overflow seating will be provided in the Flagler Gallery at City Hall.
Mayor-elect James will become the City of West Palm Beach’s first African-American “strong” mayor, whereby the Mayor is the City’s Chief Executive Officer directing the administrative structure; the City’s fourth African-American Mayor; and the City’s 72nd Mayor. He was elected March 12, 2019.
Mayor-elect James served as City of West Palm Beach District 4 Commissioner since March, 2011. To read his biography, please visit: https://wpb.org/About/City-Commission/District-4-Commissioner
WHERE: City Hall Commission Chambers, 401 Clematis Street
WHEN: April 4, 2019; 5:00 p.m.
***MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Mayor-elect Keith James will conduct interviews with reporters between 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. in advance of the swearing-in on April 4, 2019. INTERVIEW LOCATION: Mayor’s Board Room, City Hall 2nd Floor. To schedule a confirmed interview time, please contact City of West Palm Beach Communications Director Kathleen Walter at (561) 815-2785. ***