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Indya KincannonOn Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, Indya Kincannon was inaugurated as Knoxville's 69th Mayor in a ceremony at the Bijou Theatre. 

The full house greeted her with a rousing ovation, as Mayor Kincannon’s Inaugural Address emphasized the importance of listening to the diverse voices that define our community. 
“During the campaign, I had the privilege of listening to many narratives, the unique stories, of people across Knoxville,” Mayor Kincannon said. “…We make better decisions when we show respect for all of these perspectives. As your Mayor I will continue to listen, and seek to better understand the experiences of all who we serve.”

The ceremony also included the swearing-in of four new City Council members – Lynne Fugate (At-Large Seat A), Janet Testerman (At-Large Seat B), Amelia Parker (At-Large Seat C), and Charles Thomas (5th District) – and City Judge John R. Rosson Jr.

Immediately following the Inauguration, the new City Council met and selected 6th District Councilwoman Gwen McKenzie to serve as Vice Mayor. Andrew Roberto, 2nd District Councilman, will serve as Beer Board Chair, and At-Large Seat C Councilwoman Amelia Parker will serve as the City Council representative on the Knoxville Transportation Authority board.

Click here to view a photo gallery of today's ceremony.

Watch a video of the full address on the Community Television of Knoxville website at www.ctvknox.org and below.

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