For many, New Year’s Day will include familiar festivities such as watching the Rose Bowl and recovering from the night before. But Jan. 1, 2010 is also New Haven’s inauguration ceremony.
The inauguration will be the ninth for Mayor John DeStefano Jr. but the first for Ward 1 Alderman-elect Mike Jones ’11. Jones, who is from Winston-Salem, N.C., said in an e-mail message that he will be in New Haven to attend the ceremony Friday.
Also slated to be sworn in are the city clerk and the rest of the Board of Aldermen, including Ward 10 Alderman-elect Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 and Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead, who represents students in Ezra Stiles, Morse, Silliman and Timothy Dwight colleges and Swing Space.
The ceremony will take place at noon at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School on College Street, according to a press release issued by City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga. Students from the school will give performances.