Swearing-in ceremony scheduled for newly elected city commissioner

Press release from City of Gainesville

The swearing in of Commissioner-elect Cynthia Chestnut is scheduled before the start of the next Gainesville city commission meeting.

When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17
Where: On the steps of City Hall, 200 E. University Ave.

The Honorable Gloria Walker, of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, will administer the oath of office to Commissioner-elect Cynthia Chestnut. Neighbors throughout the City’s four districts elected Ms. Chestnut in January to the at large, Seat B on the commission.

Beginning this year, Gainesville city commissioners will be elected to serve 4-year terms with elections every two years.

The event is open to the public but neighbors are encouraged to view the livestream on the city’s Facebook page, followed at 10 a.m. by the regularly scheduled meeting of the city commission. To help ensure public health and safety, neighbors are asked to practice social distancing at the event. 

  • Ok. Ms Chesnut…bring us back to normalcy…we
    Want to see your beautiful smile. Please, no mask
    At the commission meetings…they’re creepy….we are human beings
    And we need to see each other’s faces in order to
    Communicate effectively. The mask thing is over.
    It’s a political statement…time to love and learn and grow.😃

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