The City of Jackson is preparing to welcome a new Mayor and City Councilmember following the outcome of the Nov. election. On Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor-Elect Daniel Mahoney and City Councilmember-Elect Angelita V. Gunn will take the Oath of Office in a Swearing-In Ceremony at Jackson City Hall.
Daniel Mahoney, who previously represented Jackson’s District 7 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, won the Mayoral election. He will be Jackson’s first African-American mayor. Another new face to the council is Angelita V. Gunn, who won the election for Ward 3 City Council. This is Gunn’s first elected office.
Ward 1 City Councilmember Arlene Robinson and Ward 5 City Councilmember Karen Bunnell both won re-election in the Nov. election and will also be sworn in as they start new terms. All of the Oaths of Offices will be administered by City Clerk Andrea Muray. Councilmembers serve four-year terms and the Mayor serves for two years. Wards 2, 4 and 6 will have elections in 2023.
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. Face coverings are required in all City of Jackson facilities. The event will also be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 21, the City website and the City Facebook page.