CLEVELAND (WJW) – Today Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb will be sworn in as the city’s 58th mayor.
At 2 p.m., Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart performed the public ceremony at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Music Hall.
When Mayor Bibb took the stage, he explained how moved he was when he walked into Town Hall this week following in the footsteps of great leaders before him including Carl Stokes, Michael White and the mayor. the oldest, Frank G. Jackson.
He said his goal was to have “more progress than mistakes” and “more friends than enemies”.
“I have not campaigned alone and I do not take this oath alone,” he said.
MP Shontel Brown was also present to make remarks.
Just after midnight on January 3, the 34-year-old was sworn in in a private ceremony and officially became the next mayor of the city of Cleveland.
Bibb was elected on November 2 with over 62% of the vote.
Due to COVID-19, today’s audience will be limited to family, essential staff and members of the media.
More than 1,200 people responded to the ceremony in person before it was transformed into a virtual ceremony.
Bibb replaces Frank Jackson who had been in office since 2006.
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