The City of Pittsfield held its Inaugural Ceremony and Organization of Government Monday at Berkshire Community Colleges, Robert Boland Theater. The ceremony was moved to the college this year to make for a safer environment amid the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Berkshires and across the state.

City Clerk Michelle Benjamin, after receiving the Oath of Office herself, proceeded to give the oath to members of the school committee and City Council.

The School Committee was sworn in...

Benjamin administered the oath of office to School Committee members: Mark Brazeau, William Cameron, Daniel Elias, Sara Hathaway, Alison McGee, and Vicky Smith.

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The Pittsfield School Committee was sworn in Monday - Photo: Pittsfield City Hall Facebook

The City Council was sworn in...

Benjamin also administered the oath of office to councilors at large: Karen Kalinowsky; Peter Marchetti, Earl Persip, III, and Peter White; and to ward councilors, Kenneth Warren, Charles Kronick, Kevin Sherman, James Conant, Patrick Kavey, Dina Lampiasi, and Anthony Maffuccio. (see header photo)

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At-Large councilor Peter Marchetti was once again elected to serve as Council President, and Peter White as Vice-President.

The program began with a performance by the Eagles Band, followed by an invocation delivered by the Rev. Peter Gregory. The benediction was delivered by the Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross.

Mayor Tyer gave her State of the City Address...

Following the update on City Council proceedings, Mayor Tyer presented the Inaugural and State of the City Address. A link to the address is available on both the home and Mayor’s Office pages of the city website,

A more direct link to Mayor Tyer's speech is available HERE.


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