Craig will take the oath of office as Mayor of Manchester on Tuesday, January 2nd at the Radisson Hotel located at 700 Elm Street, Manchester. The inaugural ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include the swearing in of other city officials, including Aldermen, School Board Members and Ward Officials. John Clayton, Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Society, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Following the inauguration, Mayor Joyce Craig will preside over meetings of the Aldermanic Board and School Board at City Hall.
Mayor-elect Craig also announced the formation of her Inaugural Committee, which is working to organize and plan the inauguration. The committee will be co-chaired by Elizabeth Hitchcock, Paul LeBlanc, Arthur Gatzoulis, and State Representative Mary Heath, all of Manchester.
Liz Purdy will serve as a senior advisor to the Inaugural Committee. Purdy has experience running Gubernatorial Inaugural activities for both Governor John Lynch and Senator Maggie Hassan.
The Inaugural Committee will host the Inaugural Ball on Saturday, January 13th at the Radisson in Manchester.
To keep the public informed about inaugural activities, Craig has launched a new website www.craiginaugural.com, which also provides online ticketing for the inaugural ball.