Swearing-in ceremony held for Raleigh mayor
A swearing-in ceremony Monday evening marked the installation of Charles Meeker’s fifth term as Raleigh's mayor.Posted — Updated
Meeker and newly-elected members of the City Council took the oath of office at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Bonner Gaylord, who was elected to Philip Isley's District E seat, and John Odom, a former councilman who reclaimed his District B seat by upended Rodger Koopman, make up the new council.
Returning council members include: Mary-Ann Baldwin, Russ Stephenson, Nancy McFarlane, James West and Thomas Crowder.
Meeker was first elected mayor in 2001. The ceremony began Meeker's ninth term as a member of the City Council, having served four terms as a council member, being elected in 1985, 1987, 1991 and 1993.
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