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Home Government New Councilwoman Fontanes Sworn In

New Councilwoman Fontanes Sworn In

(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston with new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)
(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston with new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)

New Councilwoman Lori Fontanes was sworn-in at a New Years Day ceremony at Rye City Hall. Fontanes won the seat last fall in a closely contested election versus former Councilman Matt Fahey. The seat was held by Deputy Mayor Emily Hurd, who was appointed by the Council after Councilman Richard Mecca resigned for health reasons (he passed in April). Hurd did not run for reelection.

Fontanes was sworn in by City Court Judge Valerie Livingston in front of twenty friends, family, supporters and officials in City Council chambers. Councilman Ben Stacks presided over the brief ceremony, as Mayor Josh Cohn was unavailable. Robin Latimer sang God Bless America.

The first council meeting of 2023 is this Wednesday, January 4th.

Video and photos:

(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston swearing in new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)
(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston swearing in new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)

(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston swearing in new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)
(PHOTO: Rye City Court Judge Valerie Livingston swearing in new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)

(PHOTO: Supporters and local officials gathered for the swearing in of new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)
(PHOTO: Supporters and local officials gathered for the swearing in of new City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)

(PHOTO: New City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes (center) with friend Meredith Wright (left) and son Jason Rosenburgh (right) at her swearing in on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)
(PHOTO: New City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes (center) with friend Meredith Wright (left) and son Jason Rosenburgh (right) at her swearing in on Sunday, January 1, 2023.)

(PHOTO: Rye City Councilman Ben Stacks presided over Fontanes swearing-in.)
(PHOTO: Rye City Councilman Ben Stacks presided over Fontanes swearing-in.)

(PHOTO: New City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes minutes before her swearing-in with Rye City Councilman Ben Stacks.)
(PHOTO: New City Councilwoman Lori Fontanes minutes before her swearing-in with Rye City Councilman Ben Stacks.)

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