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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Swearing-in at Noon kicks off Mayor Mapp's 'Week of Service'

Mayor Adrian Mapp's public swearing-in is set for Noon.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp invites the entire community to participate in today's Peoples' Inaugural, which kicks off a Week of Service celebrating a new day for Plainfield.

Today's event will begin with a ceremonial swearing-in of the Mayor on the steps of City Hall at noon. The oath of office will be administered by Mayor Mapp's daughter Shermona, who is an attorney. (The official swearing-in took place at 12:01 AM at the Mapp home, where City Clerk 'AJ' Jalloh administered the oath.)

After a brief program of remarks and music at City Hall, the celebration will move on to the cafeteria at Plainfield High School, where at 1:00 PM residents and friends will partake of offerings from the city's many restaurants and caterers. The afternoon, which is free and open to all, will proceed with music representing Plainfield's diverse cultures.

As part of the First Day of the Week of Service, there will be tables at the High School for residents to indicate their interest in serving on the City's many boards and commissions.

The rest of the Week of Service offers these opportunities --

New and gently used winter coats (men's, women's and children's) will be collected at City Hall from 9 AM to5 PM to be donated to service agencies throughout the City.
Senior Appreciation Day will be celebrated by Mayor Mapp with a visit to the Senior Center. Residents are asked to honor Seniors with acts of kindness and gratitude.
'Shop, Eat, Support Plainfield' is a weekend emphasis inviting residents to explore the many offerings of Plainfield's shopping districts and its vibrant restaurant community.
Thank you cards and letters to those serving in the military will be collected at City Hall from 9 AM to 5 PM in support of 'A Million Thanks', an organization fostering support of our troops. For more information, visit their website at
Mayor Mapp and others from his administration will participate in a 'Read Across Plainfield' event in cooperation with the Plainfield Public Schools. The event will underscore the importance of reading to young children as part of their development and skills-building.
In addition, Mayor Mapp intends to introduce a 'Plainfield Volunteer Corps' in the next few weeks, offering further opportunities to serve.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

I don't know if Mapp's week long program will effect any long term change but it's a thoughtful start to his administration.