Fourteen newly elected county, city and town officials took their oaths of office Thursday in a standing-room-only ceremony in the Genesee County Court Facility.
Administered by County and Surrogate Judge Robert C. Noonan and Assemblyman Stephen M. Hawley, the annual event recognized five new members of the City Council, the largest turnover in recent years for the nine-member body.
At-large Councilmen Brooks M. Hawley, son of the assemblyman, and James R. Russell were joined by new ward Council Members Kristopher J. Doeringer, John L. Canale and Pierluigi Cipollone.
The new at-large members will formally join the council at an organizational meeting early in the new year. They were recommended by city GOP Committee but need council approval.
The County Legislature welcomed three newcomers: former Batavia Council Members Frank C. Ferrando and Marianne Clattenburg, and Rochelle M. Stein, the new lawmaker for the town and village of LeRoy.
Six incumbents also took office for two-year terms.
Also sworn in were Barry G. Miller, the new county coroner; and supervisors for six of the county's 13 towns: Daniel D. Mangino, Alabama; Joseph M. Higley, Alexander; Stephen R. Barbeau, LeRoy; Michael T. Cianfrini, Oakfield; Theron E. Howard, Pavilion; and Edwin F. Mileham Jr., Pembroke.
Several town board members, clerks, justices and highway superintendents also were sworn in.