George Bray, the 40th mayor of Paducah, was sworn in Monday to begin his four year term on January 1, 2021. The inauguration of Bray and the 43rd city commission was held at City Hall late in the afternoon with family members and a few special friends. The event was televised and a link to the telecast was provided on the city’s website.
After over a year working on the campaign, Bray is very excited to ‘hit the ground running.’ He said, “Under my leadership the city will provide citizens with more ways than ever to stay informed as we redesign and launch an enhanced communication approach.”
Bray has always touted Paducah as a safe place to raise a family and a great community to live in. He’s said time and time again that he’s proud to call Paducah home.
The 43rd commission was also sworn in on Monday. Commissioners Sandra Wilson, Raynarldo Henderson, David Guess, and Carol Gault all took the oath of office and are ready for new beginnings.
Wilson is mayor-pro tem and will serve for the fifth consecutive year on the commission. Both Guess and Gault have served as commissioners previously. Henderson is the ‘new kid on the block’. This will be his first successful attempt at winning the office. On Henderson’s Facebook page he stated, “I’m looking forward to working with Mayor George Bray and this great team!”
The first city commission meeting will be held on January 12, 2021.