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Norwalk City Council Re-Organizes

With former Mayor Mike Mendez and Vice Mayor Cheri Kelley stepping down after 30 and 20 years of service respectively, along with the departure of former Councilmember Marcel Rodarte earlier in the summer, voters decided during a Consolidated Municipal Election in March who would fill the three open seats. 

Norwalk City Clerk Theresa Devoy administered the oath of office to Tony Ayala, Jennifer Perez and Margarita L. Rios, who were sworn in surrounded by family and friends.

During the meeting, City Council selected Luigi Vernola as Mayor and Leonard Shryock as Vice Mayor for the 2017-2018 term.  Mayor Vernola spoke to the audience of over 200, including State Senator Tony Mendoza and former councilmembers Bob Arthur and Marcel Rodarte, and those watching on television about his priorities during the upcoming year, including public safety, assisting businesses, senior citizen engagement and making Council meetings more accessible to more residents throughout the city.

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