Inauguration Day for Bay, DH, Pass
By Dwayne Bremer
Jun 25, 2013, 18:26
The city of Diamondhead has changed the date of its inauguration for city leaders.
The city will swear in its new leaders on Monday, July 1 at 4 p.m. at the council chambers at Diamondhead City Hall.
The inauguration had been set for June 25; however, scheduling conflicts with council members caused the change, officials said.
Diamondhead's new city administration includes Mayor Tommy Schafer and councilmen Joseph Lopez Jr. (Ward One), Blaine Lafontaine (Ward Two), Tom Sislow (Ward Three), Ron Rech (Ward Four), and Ernie Knobloch (at-large).
In Pass Christian, city leaders will take the oath of office on July 1 at city hall at 1 p.m.
Pass Christian's administration includes Mayor Leo "Chipper" McDermott and aldermen Buddy Clarke (Ward One), W. Earl Washington (Ward Two), Anthony Hall (Ward Three), Victor Pickich(Ward Four), and Kenny Torgeson (at-large).
Likewise on July 1, Bay St. Louis will hold its inaugurations at 6 p.m. at the community hall on Blaize Avenue.
Bay St. Louis' elected officials for the next four years include Mayor Les Fillingame and councilmen Doug Seal (Ward One), Wendy McDonald (Ward Two), Jeffrey Reed (Ward Three), Bobby Compretta (Ward Four), Joey Boudin (Ward Five), Lonnie Falgout (Ward Six) and Mike Favre (at-large).
Inaugurations in all three cities are open to the public.