The City of West Hollywood swore-in Sepi Shyne as Mayor and John M. Erickson as Mayor Pro Tempore during the City’s annual City Council Reorganization and Installation meeting, which took place on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Mayor Shyne’s Oath of Office was administered by Lindsey P. Horvath, 3rd District Supervisor for Los Angeles County and former City of West Hollywood Mayor and Councilmember. Mayor Pro Tempore Erickson’s Oath of Office was administered by Abbe Land, former City of West Hollywood Mayor and Councilmember.
The City Council Reorganization and Installation Meeting and Oath of Office ceremony is available for viewing as part of the adjourned City Council meeting on the City’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv or by visiting the City’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv.
About Mayor Sepi Shyne – Sepi Shyne made history in November 2020 when she was elected to the West Hollywood City Council. She became the first out LGBTQ Iranian elected anywhere globally and locally became the first woman of color elected to the West Hollywood City Council. Her election also ushered in West Hollywood’s first female-majority City Council. Mayor Shyne’s biography is available on the City’s website at: www.weho.org/city-government/city-council/councilmembers/mayor-sepi-shyne.
About Mayor Pro Tempore John M. Erickson – John M. Erickson was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on November 3, 2020 with the commitment to uphold the city’s founding vision for a forward-thinking, diverse, and tolerant community. Mayor Pro Tempore John M. Erickson’s biography is available on the City’s website at: www.weho.org/city-government/city-council/councilmembers/mayor-pro-tempore-john-m-erickson.
For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s City Councilmembers, please visit www.weho.org/city-government/city-council.
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