Danbury plans three-part inauguration for new mayor
DANBURY — In a week’s time, the city will have a new mayor.
A three-part inauguration is planned for Mayorelect Dean Esposito, who will be sworn into office Tuesday.
The Republican, who narrowly won a first term earlier this month, takes over from Mayor Joe Cavo, who will return to the City Council. Cavo became mayor last December after the departure of Mark Boughton, who held the position for 19 years.
Ceremonies will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a prayer service at First Congregational Church of Danbury for all Danbury elected officials. It will be presided over by Danbury clergy of various faiths and special guests.
At 5:10 p.m., officials will proceed from Danbury City Hall to The Palace, a Danbury
theater. The procession will include Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums, Danbury police and fire departments, an Honor Guard, elected officials, Esposito and his family.
The swearing-in ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at The Palace. Boughton, who is the state’s tax commissioner, will serve as master of ceremonies.
Judge of Probate Dianne Yamin will swear Esposito into office as mayor, and Chief Legal Officer Robert Yamin will swear in all other elected officials.
Following the ceremony, a reception will be held in the lobby of the theater.
Reservations are required online prior to the swearing in for admittance. Space is limited.