Mayor Kasim Reed preparing for second inauguration

1/3/2014, 1:22 p.m.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is set to take the oath of office Monday, Jan. 6, and will also deliver his ...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is scheduled to be sworn in for his second term next week.

Reed is set to take the oath of office Monday and will also deliver his second inaugural address. The mayor is also scheduled to give an annual address to the business community and to members of the Atlanta news media.

Reed easily beat three challengers in November’s nonpartisan election. He said at the time that his top goals for his second term include increasing the city’s reputation as a logistics hub, fixing roads and supporting startup companies.

The former Democratic state lawmaker has worked across party lines to foster a good working relationship with Gov. Nathan Deal and to urge Congress to provide more funding to deepen the Port of Savannah which he says is crucial to Atlanta’s economic future.

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Inauguration Schedule of Events

Mayor Reed to Host Community Service Project, Interfaith Worship Service and Citizens Reception

Saturday, January 4, 2014 – Day of Community Service

WHAT: Mayor Reed to host community service project with Councilmember Ivory Young at Washington Park. The volunteer project will include cutting overgrowth, planting flowers,

and intersection clean-up.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Park

102 Ollie Street NW

Atlanta, GA 30314

Sunday, January 5, 2014 – Inaugural Interfaith Worship Service

WHAT: Mayor Reed to speak at Inaugural Interfaith Worship Service. The service will celebrate Mayor Reed’s second term through prayer, readings and song.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cascade United Methodist Church

3144 Cascade Road

Atlanta, GA 30311

Monday, January 6, 2014 – Citizen’s Reception

WHAT: Mayor Reed will host a citizen’s reception at City Hall to celebrate his second term with residents and city employees. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall Atrium

55 Trinity Avenue SW

Atlanta, GA 30303