November 27, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 35

Early ceremony planned for swearing in town's elected

Mayor-elect Greg Wilder will be sworn in Dec. 23, as Coulee Dam mayor by U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby from the U.S. Department of Justice Eastern Washington, Wilder stated last week.

Others elected to office in the town of Coulee Dam will likely take advantage of the special ceremony. Those include council members Gayle Swagerty, Duane Johnson and Bob Poch.

Wilder said the swearing-in ceremonies will be in the community room at city hall early in the evening.

Wilder stated that state law allows that swearing in can occur 10 days before newly elected officials take office so they can get a running start in their new positions.

Wilder said that Ormsby is a personal friend and had agreed to come to Coulee Dam for the special ceremony.

Wilder, Swagerty, Johnson, Poch and Elmer City mayor-elect Gail Morin all plan to attend an Association of Washington Cities elected officials training session at Airway Heights, Dec. 7.

The “Elected Officials Essentials” seminar, an all-day training session, is geared to provide elected officials with a clear understanding of the legal requirements of elected office and provide officials with a solid foundation of knowledge for when they take office.

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