Watch Somerville’s Virtual Inaugural Ceremonies, January 3

Español      Portugues      Kreyol Ayisyen      नेपाली

Watch Somerville’s virtual Inaugural Ceremony on Monday, January 3, at 6 p.m. Join us remotely to see Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne be sworn in as Mayor. Senator Ed Markey and Representative Ayanna Pressley will open with welcoming remarks and Mayor Ballantyne will deliver an address to the community. Remarks from City Council President Matt McLaughlin and School Committee Chairperson Andre Green will follow, and performances by several Somerville youth will be featured. Tune in on City YouTube, CityTV, or Facebook, or watch on demand after the event. Visit before the ceremony for all streaming links. 

The organizational meeting traditionally held before the Inaugural to swear in City Councilors and School Committee members will be held remotely on January 3 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be cablecast on CityTV and livestreamed online at 5 p.m., or watch on demand after the event. Visit before the ceremony for all streaming links. 

This year’s Inaugural Ceremony is being held virtually due to public health concerns amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases locally and regionally, as well as the spread of the more infectious Omicron variant. In lieu of the reception that traditionally follows the ceremony, the administration plans to hold a Civic Celebration with the community in the spring.  



Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or