Historic Inauguration Ceremony

Residents, supporters, employees, family and friends gathered at Cleveland City Hall to witness the historic fourth inauguration ceremony of Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Mayor Jackson, a strong advocate for the people of Cleveland and their neighborhoods, is the first Cleveland mayor elected to serve four consecutive four-year terms. Mayor Jackson was sworn in before a standing room only crowd by The Honorable Patricia A. Blackmon, Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District.

During his speech, Mayor Jackson – the city’s 56th mayor – touched on core challenges that need to be collectively addressed in his new term. These include education, economic development, economic empowerment and public safety. He reminded the audience that Cleveland is a successful city, but addressing these issues will ensure Cleveland becomes a great city. Mayor Jackson’s remarks.