Doraville, GA, January 5, 2016 – by Trey Benton – Before a standing room only crowd, Judge Scott Carter led the City of Doraville through a swearing-in ceremony Monday evening in Doraville City Hall.
Mayor Donna Pittman, Councilwoman Shannon Hilliard and Councilman MD A. Naser all took the Oath of Office. Councilwoman Pam Fleming, who was elected to serve another term, was unable to attend due to health reasons, but will be sworn in as soon as possible.
To begin the ceremony, the Cross Keys High School Color Guard presented the American Flag and led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
A Certificate of Appreciation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office was presented to Mayor Pittman for her “Longstanding support of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for leadership that has set a tone of hospitality and inclusiveness for Doraville’s large Asian American community, and for strengthening further cultural, educational and business exchanges between Doraville and Taiwan.”
Pittman was elected Mayor during a Special Election in the Summer of 2011 and was re-elected to a full four-year term in the Fall of that year. Prior to being elected Mayor, she served on the Doraville City Council – representing District 1, where she rose to Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Pittman was again elected Mayor this past November.
Councilman Naser, a Sherriff’s Officer with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, was elected to serve the residents of Doraville’s District 2 in November. Councilwoman Hilliard, an Atlanta Realtor, ran unopposed and will serve City Council District 3.