The City of New Bedford is inviting the public to attend the 2016 Inaugural Ceremony Monday, January 4, at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. 

The event will feature newly elected and re-elected city officials including Mayor, City Council, School Committee and Assessors. Officials will be sworn in at this time.

Mayor Jon Mitchell will deliver an Inaugural Address and the City Council will also offer an address of their own. The New Bedford High School Marching Band will also perform.

The ceremony will begin at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. This is also free and open to the public.