New Crestview city council sworn into office

Council sworn in

Crestview's new city council members are sworn in before Judge Terry Ketchel. From left are Ann Hayes holding the Bible for her husband, Shannon Hayes; Mickey Rytman; Joe Blocker; and Kathleen Miller holding the Bible for her daughter, City Clerk Betsy Roy.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 08:33 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Crestview's newest council members were sworn into office Monday evening by First Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Terry Ketchel.

Crestview natives Joe Blocker, Shannon Hayes and Mickey Rytman were sworn into council seats vacated by outgoing Council President Benjamin Iannucci III — who presided over the ceremony — along with Tim Grandberry and Charles Baugh Jr.

City Clerk Betsy Roy retained her office, to which she had been appointed, and was sworn in with the three council members.

Ketchel was filling in for Judge Michael Flowers, who was ill.

The new council members and Roy were administered the oath of office followed by an Oath of Loyalty as "a recipient of public funds."

Family, friends and former city officials were among attendees.

The new city council will conduct its first meeting at 6 p.m. April 8, with the newly elected members joining incumbents Robyn Helt and Thomas Gordon on the dais.

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