Rochester, NY -- Lovely Warren (seen in file photo) was sworn-in as Rochester’s first female mayor early Wednesday morning in a private ceremony at the University of Rochester Medical Center beside her grandfather and role model, Cecil McClary, Sr.
In a statement, Warren called it a bittersweet occasion. McClary suffered a massive stroke Christmas Eve.
According to a news release, the ceremony was held at 12:01 a.m. in McClary’s hospital room. McClary held the Bible on which Mayor Warren rested her hand while Rochester City Court Judge Stephen Miller administered the oath of office
A public inauguration ceremony is scheduled for noon Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Auditorium Theatre. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.