DEARBORN, Michigan – Dearborn city officials serving terms in 2014-2017 were inaugurated on Thursday, Jan.2, 2014 during a formal ceremony at the Michael A. Guido Theater inside the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Master of Ceremonies was Debbie Dingell, president of D2 Strategies and chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra administered the oath of office to each elected official.
Inaugurated were Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr., Council President Susan A. Dabaja, Council President Pro Tem Thomas P. Tafelski, and Councilmen Michael T. Sareini, Brian C. O’Donnell, David Bazzy, Robert A. Abraham and Mark Shooshanian. City Clerk Kathleen Buda was unable to attend due to illness.
The ceremony included a tribute to retiring councilwomen Nancy Hubbard, who was unable to attend, and Suzanne Sareini. Both had served for 24 years on the council. Congressman John Dingell, along with Mayor O’Reilly, presented a special tribute to both women.
Those who missed the ceremony can watch it on CDTV, Dearborn’s government access cable channel, which is channel 12 on Comcast and channel 10 on WOW, on the following schedule: 8 p.m. Friday, January 3; 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12. It will also be on the live stream of CDTV on www.cityofdearborn.org at those times.
Starting Monday, Jan. 6, the ceremony will be available to view on demand on cdtv.pegcentral.com.