Five new City Council members to be sworn in Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m.

Knoxville Tennessee NewsWhat: Swearing-in ceremony for five new City Council members

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Where: Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main St.

Who: Taking oaths of office will be incoming council members Stephanie Welch (1st District), Andrew Roberto (2nd District), Seema Singh-Perez (3rd District), Lauren Rider (4th District), and Gwen McKenzie (6th District)

The public is invited to the Saturday, Dec. 16, ceremony in the Main Assembly Room, during which the five incoming City Council candidates who were elected Nov. 7 will be sworn into office.

The new members will comprise a majority of the next Council. They will replace five sitting Council members who are term-limited. The Council races for the open seats generated robust dialogue and one of the largest voter turnouts – 11,735 votes cast – in a non-mayoral election in the past quarter century.

A special called City Council meeting will follow the ceremony in the Main Assembly Room for the selection of a Vice Mayor, Beer Board chair and Council representative on the Knoxville Transportation Authority board.

Free parking is available in the Main Street and Dwight Kessel garages. A security checkpoint will be in place at the entrances to the City County Building.

Accessible parking is available at the City County Building. Anyone needing an additional disability accommodation to attend the ceremony should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact Title VI Coordinator Tatia M. Harris at 215-2831.

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