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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2007

Kansas City elected officials to be sworn in

The newly elected City Councilmembers and Mayor-elect Mark Funkhouser will take the oath of office May 1 at 9:30 a.m. The installation ceremony will be in the Council Chamber on the 26th floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.

Seating is limited in the chamber for the swearing-in ceremony but it can be seen live on KCCG-TV2, the City government channel. KCCG-TV2 is available to Kansas City, Mo., subscribers of Time Warner Cable and Everest Connections. The event also can be viewed live online at www.kcmo.org/kccg and it will be shown live via cablecast in the Rotunda.

The inaugural events will occur as follows:

    8:30 a.m. -- Mayor's breakfast for City Councilmembers and invited guests, eighth floor

    9:30 a.m. -- Installation ceremony, oath of office, mayor's address, 26th floor

    10:40 a.m. -- Inaugural council meeting convenes

    10:45 a.m. -- Council meeting concludes, group photo taken

    10:50 a.m. -- Mayor and council ushered to Rotunda for public reception

    11:45 a.m. -- Reception concludes.

The new mayor and City Councilmembers will have an inauguration celebration at Union Station on May 4 from 7-11 p.m. The inauguration celebration is free to the public, but commemorative wristbands will be required for admittance. The free wristbands will be available beginning April 28 at select community centers, and must be obtained in advance of the May 4 celebration. Residents must be 18 years or older to attend.

The commemorative wristbands that will serve as free tickets to the May 4 celebration will be available at the following community centers on a first come, first served basis:

    Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., (816) 513-0730

    Gregg Community Center and Arlington Klice Fitness Center, 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way, (816) 784-1135

    Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road, (816) 784-7000

    Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, (816) 784-5200

    Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 N.E. Antioch Road, (816) 784-6100

    Line Creek Community Center, 5940 N.W. Waukomis Drive, (816) 513-0760.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about this issue should be directed to City Clerk Millie Crossland, (816) 513-3325.

    
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