Events marking the upcoming inauguration of Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin are designed to honor citizens and will begin Nov. 26.


“Inauguration day is the culmination of more than a year of hard work by many, many people across our city who joined together to win this important election,” Woodfin said. “Whether they knocked on doors, made phone calls or just went out to vote, they made a difference in the outcome of the election, and now it is up to us to honor their support with an administration that is focused on improving all of our neighborhoods, education system, public safety and other issues important to our great city.”


Inaugural events will begin on Sunday, November 26, with a day of service from 2-5 p.m.  Church groups, community organizations, nonprofits and other groups are encouraged to identify ways they can support this day of service.  The day will culminate with a prayer service from 5:30-7:00 p.m. during which people of all faiths are invited to participate.


“We want to instill a renewed belief in public service to our city.  That goes beyond city hall.  It means each of us supporting our neighbors, friends, family members and those who simply need a helping hand.  We want this to be a time when our citizens can come together and celebrate this special time but also work together as a community,” Mayor-elect Woodfin said.


The Woodfin Administration will officially begin on Tuesday, November 28, with swearing-in ceremonies to be held in Linn Park from noon-1 p.m.  A green-carpet community reception will be held that evening from 5:30-8 p.m.  This event will be held in conjunction with the Birmingham City Council.


“The citizens I have met over the past year know I am not a red-carpet kind of guy.  Along with the Birmingham City Council, we are hosting a green-carpet community reception to recognize all of the thousands of people who worked at the grassroots level to make our election a reality.  We want this to be a festive evening for all of Birmingham to celebrate,”  Woodfin said.


All events are open to the public.  More information about locations and other details will be available in the near future.

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