Glendale, Ariz. – The Glendale City Council’s newly elected officials have started their four-year terms of office. During an installation ceremony on Dec.11, Ocotillo District Councilmember Jamie Aldama, Cholla District Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff and Barrel District Councilmember Bart Turner took the oath of office in the Glendale City Hall Council Chambers.

Each councilmember is entrusted with the powers and responsibilities that are outlined in the Glendale City Charter. Additionally, they are part of a seven-member City Council that includesMayor Jerry P. Weiers, Councilmember Joyce V. Clark of the Yucca District, Councilmember Ian Hugh of the Cactus District and Councilmember Ray L. Malnar of the Sahuaro District.

During the ceremony, the three newly sworn in councilmembers provided remarks which included thanking the judges that administered their oath and family members that were inattendance.

“It is such an honor, a privilege and I am so very humbled to stand before our great citizens,” said Aldama. “To my constituents of this great Ocotillo District, the privilege you have bestowed on me in the past four years and in the future, I do not take for granted.”

“These past four years have been the most rewarding of my life, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve this wonderful city,” said Tolmachoff.

“It really is an honor to have you all attend and witness our swearing in and the promise we make to our community,” said Turner. “Tonight is a night of many thanks to the voters of mydistrict that returned me to office to represent them, the donors and especially to the volunteers that helped me get elected.”

The next City Council meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Glendale City Council, visit: www.glendaleaz.com/CityCouncil/members.cfm



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