Craig to take oath of office as Manchester mayor this morningBy PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader
January 01. 2018 9:07PM
MANCHESTER — Joyce Craig will take the oath of office as the first woman elected mayor of Manchester this morning.
Craig will take the oath of office as mayor of the state’s largest city at 10 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. in Manchester. The inaugural ceremony will also include the swearing in of other city officials, including aldermen, school board members and ward officials.
John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association, will serve as master of ceremonies. The event is free and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
After the inauguration, Craig will preside over meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Board of School Committee at City Hall, where committee assignments for elected officials will be announced. The aldermen are also expected to elect a board chair, while school board members elect a vice chair.
Craig’s Inaugural Committee — co-chaired by Elizabeth Hitchcock, Paul LeBlanc, Arthur Gatzoulis, and State Rep. Mary Heath, all of Manchester — will host an Inaugural Ball on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Radisson in Manchester. Visit www.craiginaugural.com for more information, or to purchase tickets online for the inaugural ball.