The Inauguration Ceremony and Organizational Meeting for City of Pittsfield government officials was held on the morning of Monday, Jan. 3 in the Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College.

The program began with a performance by the Eagles Band, followed by an invocation delivered by the Rev. Peter Gregory.

After receiving the oath of office herself, City Clerk Michele Benjamin administered the oath of office to School Committee members: Mark Brazeau, William J. Cameron, Daniel C. Elias, Sara L. Hathaway, Alison McGee, and Vicky M. Smith.

Benjamin then administered the oath of office to councilors at-large: Karen Kalinowsky; Peter M. Marchetti, Earl G. Persip, III, and Peter T. White; and to ward councilors, Kenneth G. Warren, Ward 1; Charles I. Kronick, Ward 2; Kevin J. Sherman, Ward 3; James B. Conant, Ward 4; Patrick Kavey, Ward 5; Dina G. Lampiasi, Ward 6; and Anthony V. Maffuccio, Ward 7.

Marchetti was elected to serve as Council President, and White as Vice-President. Following the update on City Council proceedings, Mayor Tyer presented the Inaugural and State of the City Address.

A link to the address is available on both the home and Mayor’s Office pages of the city website, The ceremony’s benediction was delivered by the Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross.

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