Reception to be held at City Hall following swearing-in of Council Members
(HARTFORD, CT) – Today, Mayor Elect-Luke Bronin announced that he will forgo the traditional inaugural ball. Mayor-Elect Bronin will join constituents at the annual First Night Celebration in Downtown Hartford on December 31st and will be sworn into office after midnight on January 1st. On January 4th, following the swearing-in of all first-term City Council members, residents are invited to join Hartford’s elected officials for a reception at City Hall.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the support of so many people, and four years from now, I hope to have good reason to look back at the work we’ve done together as a community and celebrate. But right now I think it’s time to focus on getting to work on behalf of the people of Hartford, not on planning a big gala,” said Bronin. “I hope that those who would have bought tickets or helped to sponsor an inaugural ball will instead be willing to focus their generosity on our future efforts to strengthen the Hartford community.”
Speaking of his plan to be sworn in after midnight on January 1st, Bronin said: “That’s when my term begins, and there’s no way I would rather inaugurate my term as Mayor than joining the residents of Hartford to ring in the New Year, watch the fireworks and then take the oath of office.”
The public is invited to attend the January 4th reception, and more details about that reception will be forthcoming.