Tuesday, January 8, 2013
City councilor Tom Gould will serve as the President of the City Council for one year.
The other highlight of the evening -- actually before the mayor gave his speech -- was when the City Council chose its new president for 2013 during the city's annual inaugural ceremonies. That role goes to freshman Councilor-at-Large Tom Gould as he begins the second year of first term on the council. Gould, who owns Treadwell's Ice Cream, actually topped the ticket in the 2011 city election. Traditionally, the council chooses the most junior member who has never served as President before to take the helm. Longtime Ward 5 Councilor Dave Gamache nominated Gould for the job Monday night, expressing confidence in Gould's leadership abilities and mentioning Gould's years of active civic involvement in the community and local business …
Mayor Ted Bettencourt delivered his mid term address Monday night during the city's inaugural ceremonies, touching on a number of highlights over the past year and key initiatives he plans to further in 2013.
It's been a "whirlwind" year full of accomplishments for Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt -- he confessed with a smile that his head is often "spinning" by the end of the day -- and he's hoping to make ground on several more initiatives in 2013. Bettencourt recalled Monday night during the city's inaugural ceremonies how it was just over a year ago that he first took the oath of office as the city's 14th mayor, "humbled by the faith and confidence" placed in him by so many Peabody residents. "Great progress has been made, but there is much more work to be done. I am energized by the challenges ahead. I am committed to positive change," he said, delivering his mid-term address to a full crowd. "I expect the upcoming years in Peabody to be a …
Mayor Ted Bettencourt delivered his first mid-term address and the City Council organized for the new year, choosing Tom Gould as Council President, during the annual city inaugural ceremony.
Local and state dignitaries, family members and a roomful of other Peabody residents all turned out for the city's annual inaugural ceremonies on Monday night at City Hall. Mayor Ted Bettencourt delivered his first mid-term address while the City Council organized for the new year and chose Tom Gould as Council President.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The annual city inaugural ceremony is Jan. 7, during which Mayor Bettencourt will deliver his mid-term address and both the City Council and School Committee will organize for 2013.
Peabody's annual city inaugural ceremony is slated for Jan. 7 (7 p.m.) in Wiggin Auditorium at City Hall. Mayor Ted Bettencourt will deliver his mid-term address and both the City Council and School Committee will organize for the new year. Bettencourt is now halfway through his first term as Mayor and he's already had some big accomplishments, which he'll likely touch on during his remarks. Chief among those highlights are sure to be the new middle school, the windfall in savings on health insurance and the recent passage of a city child sex offender law. The other highlight of the evening is the formal vote for the new City Council President. That role is going to freshman Councilor-at-Large Tom Gould as he closes out his first term on …