The City Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday, May 4 at noon to officially swear-in Commissioner Helen Warren (at-large 2), Commissioner-elect Harvey Ward (district 2) and Commissioner-elect David Arreola (district 3). Commissioner Warren, Commissioner-elect Ward and Commissioner-elect Arreola were all elected in March. Each will each serve a three-year term in office. In addition, the City Commission will elect a Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem for the 2017-2018 term. Commissioner Helen Warren currently serves as Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem.
The swearing in ceremony will take place at the Thelma Boltin Center, which is located at 516 NE Second Ave. Limited parking is available in the parking lot directed across from the Thelma Boltin Center. Attendees should arrive early to ensure they have a seat at the ceremony.
Members of the news media are asked to prominently display media credentials. Doors will open to media representatives for set-up at 11 a.m. City staff will direct media representatives to set-up locations. All media representatives are asked to complete set-up of cameras and audio recorders not later than 11:40 a.m.
**Please note, due to the oath of office at noon, the start time of the regularly scheduled city commission meeting is delayed until 1:40 p.m.