2009-03-13 / Community

Bloomberg To Officiate At Ulrich Ceremony

Eric Ulrich Eric Ulrich City Councilmember-Elect Eric Ulrich announced that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate at a ceremonial "swearing-in" this Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Public School 207 in Howard Beach. Ulrich, who will represent District 32 in the City Council, was elected to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of former councilmember Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., who was elected to the State Senate last November. Ulrich will seek re-election to a full fouryear term this November. Ulrich also announced that Dr. Frank J. Macchiarola, former New York City public schools chancellor, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. Ulrich, who ran on a platform of "People First, Not Politics," said that having the mayor and Dr. Macchiarola present at his swearing-in was in keeping with the "ideal that government is supposed to be about public service, not partisanship."

The New York City Board of Elections is expected to certify the results of the Special Election at its next meeting on Tuesday, March 17, and Ulrich expects the City Clerk to officially swear him in "as soon as possible" thereafter.

Ulrich noted that while this upcoming event is "ceremonial," he felt it was important to "stand before the voters who elected me and make a public commitment to serve them." PS 207, the Rockwood Park School, is located at 159-15 88 Street in Howard Beach. The ceremony will be held in the school auditorium beginning at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

A reception will immediately follow in the school's cafeteria.

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