Edmonton’s 13 members of City Council were officially sworn in an historic and memorable ceremony at City Hall.
“I issue this challenge to my colleagues on City Council: let’s put family-friendliness at the centre of our ambition and let’s build a city that matches our ambition,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “Let’s uplift all people here so they can live their best possible lives in Edmonton.”
The ceremony began with a procession of City Council and included a performance of O Canada by Asani, Wajjo African drummers and Mattierin Irish dancers.
The oaths of office were administered by the Honourable Don Manderscheid, a judge with the Court of Queen’s Bench. Following the ceremony, the Mayor and City Councillors held their inaugural meeting in Council Chambers.
Edmonton’s new City Council is: