2017 Birmingham Elections

Inaugural Events for Birmingham’s New Mayor

Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin

Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin will drop the “-elect” from his title when he is officially inaugurated as Birmingham’s 30th mayor Tuesday.

Festivities marking the inauguration began Sunday with a Day of Service, encouraging people to get out and better their community, and a Prayer for the City of Birmingham event held Sunday night.

Here’s a  rundown of the inauguration day events:

Swearing-In Ceremony

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 12 p.m., Linn Park

Watch Woodfin officially take the oath of office in Linn Park, just outside of City Hall. In a statement published on his website, Woodfin describes the event as “the culmination of more than a year of hard work by many, many people across our city who joined together to with his important election.”

Green Carpet Inaugural Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m., Birmingham Museum of Art

Woodfin says he is “not a red-carpet kind of guy,” so he’s getting around that by changing the color of the carpet. The green carpet is meant to “recognize all the thousands of people who worked at the grassroots level to make our election a reality.” All are invited to the event, which is being held in conjunction with the Birmingham City Council.