On Monday evening, Jan. 4, Joseph M. Petty was inaugurated for his third term as mayor.
In his inaugural address, delivered on the stage of the Hanover Theatre for the
Performing Arts, Petty re-affirmed themes from his campaign, specifically collaboration and cooperation between the administration, City Council, School Committee, the private sector and the state and federal governments.
Petty said, “Today we are building a future that is worthy of our past.” That sentence encapsulated his view of Worcester in the 21st century, an aspirational outlook for a city that is educated, creative, healthy, inclusive and safe.
Implicit in Petty’s view is that a city which is educated, creative, healthy, inclusive and safe is also employed.
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