Sunday 19 Jan 2020

New Goldsboro City Council Sworn In (PHOTOS)

There are two new faces on the Goldsboro City Council and one noticeable absence as the council begins its new term.

As Monday’s swearing in celebration got underway in the City Council Chambers, Councilman Bill Broadaway read a statement from Mayor Chuck Allen’s family.  Allen had taken ill in mid-November, and he is currently in Duke Hospital on an outpatient basis.  Mayor Allen’s family asked for privacy as he recovers.  Allen took his Oath of Office on November 22 due to a previously scheduled trip.

Then, one-by-one, the six city council members took their Oath of Office.

The biggest cheers of the evening came as history was made when Brandi Matthews was sworn in as the new representative for District 4.  Matthews is the first African American woman to be elected to the Goldsboro City Council.

Taj Polack, the second newcomer to the council, took the Oath of Office as the new District 3 representative.

After winning reelection, incumbents Gene Aycock, Bill Broadaway, David Ham, and Antonio Williams were also sworn back into their council seats Monday evening.

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