Keisha Lance Bottoms took the oath of office on Tue., Jan., 2, 2018, becoming the 60th mayor in the history of Atlanta, and just the second woman to hold the office. Bottoms was sworn in at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.
In her inaugural address, Bottoms promised a cleanup of City Hall and a major investment in improving Atlanta’s housing.
“My prayer is that we continue to work together for what is right because there is real work to be done and that work begins today.”
Bottoms’ priorities included improving education, public safety, public transit and unifying the city of Atlanta.
“I want to thank all of Atlanta and each and every one of you here today, for your support and encouragement and your faith in me.”
Also sworn in on Tuesday were the new City Council president, Felicia Moore, and the rest of the city council as well as the 10 members of the Atlanta Municipal Court.