The public swearingin ceremony for the recently elected and reelected Village of Pinecrest officials was held on Dec. 11 at the Pinecrest Municipal Center.
Village Clerk Guido Inguanzo administered the oath of office to James McDonald, the newest member of the Village Council. At the same time, Councilmember Bob Ross and Mayor Cindy Lerner began their second terms in office as Village officials. McDonald, Ross and Mayor Lerner were officially elected in the general election on Nov. 6.
McDonald defeated former Village councilmember Bob Hingston to win the right to represent Seat 3, while Ross beat Jennifer Wollman and Germaine Butler to win re-election to Seat 1. Mayor Lerner was returned to office unopposed in the general election.
This was the ninth swearing-in ceremony in the 14-year history of Pinecrest since its incorporation in 1998.