The city of Duvall invites the public to attend the oath of office ceremony for the city’s recently elected mayor and city council members, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Riverview School District’s Educational Service Center, 15510 1st Ave NE.
The city will install its first new mayor in 12 years, and five council members. Amy Ockerlander will be sworn as the fourth woman Mayor of Duvall.
“I am excited to take on this new role and work for our community at a different level, and am thrilled to welcome those reelected, as well as the new members to the City Council,” said Ockerlander, who has previously served on city council. “We have a lot of complex work ahead in the next four-years and I look forward to working with the new council to continue improving our community.”
Council members to be sworn in include: Dianne Brudnicki, a long-time councilmember and community advocate who was re-elected; Matthew Eyer and Michelle Hogg, appointed to vacancies earlier in the year and then formally elected by voters in November; and new members Amy McHenry and Jennifer Knaplund.
The new members will comprise a majority of the city’s seven-person council. Not since 1932 when the then-town of Duvall elected an all-female council, four council members and Mayor Mabel Bourke; has the city had a women-majority council.
The Honorable Donna Tucker, Chief Presiding Judge for King County District Court, will administer the oath of office. State Representatives from the 45th District and King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert will participate in the ceremony. Light refreshments will be provided.