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New Council Takes Oath Of Office

Beverly Hills installed Nancy Krasne as the City’s 84th mayor.

The current City Council formally certified the results of the general municipal election conducted on March 3. The new council then took the oath of office with a community installation ceremony to take place on Tuesday, March 31.

Jimmy Delshad, a member of the City Council since 2003, was sworn in as vice mayor. Other members of the council include former Mayor Barry Brucker, and newly elected councilmembers William Warren Brien, M.D. and John Mirisch.

Then Eliot Finkel will be sworn in to his second term a City treasurer on March 31.

The five members of the City Council are elected to four-year terms and the position of mayor is rotated annually among the Councilmembers.

The mayor serves as the presiding officer and acts as chair at all City Council meetings, is the spokesperson for the City Council and is the City’s ceremonial representative at public events and functions.

Originally elected to the City Council in May 2007, Mayor Krasne previously served as chair and vice chair of the Architectural Commission and on the Planning Commission.

The 35-year Beverly Hills area resident served as a board member of the National Council of Jewish Women, and is past board member of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic.

She is currently first vice president of Friends of Greystone, a member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Costume Council, and the Beverly Hills Women’s Club.

The community ceremony with reception will be held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Academy venue is being provided for the City event at no charge. The ceremony is open to the public.

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