Jackson’s Mayor and four City Councilmembers are getting ready to start their new terms following the Nov. election and a recent appointment. A Swearing-In Ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. at Jackson City Hall for the officials to take the Oath of Office and kick off a new City Council session.
Mayor Daniel Mahoney will be starting his second term as Mayor after winning re-election. City Councilmember Freddie Dancy (Ward 2), City Councilmember Will Forgrave (Ward 6) and City Councilmember-elect Conner Wood (Ward 4) will be sworn-in to new terms following their election wins. City Councilmember Shalanda Hunt (Ward 5) is getting publicly sworn-in after her recent appointment to fill the vacant seat.
Oaths of Offices will be administered by City Clerk Andrea Muray. In spring 2023, the City Council decided to switch City elections from odd-numbered years to even years to increase voter turnout and save funds. This means Mayor Mahoney will serve a three year term and Dancy, Wood and Forgrave will have their seats for five years. Hunt will have the Ward 5 seat until an election can be held later in 2024.
The Swearing-In Ceremony is open to the public and is taking place in the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers of Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. The event will also be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 21, the City website and the City YouTube page.