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.
The new council's president and vice president will be elected then.