Media can request credentials for ceremony until Dec. 29
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – In a display of continued partnership, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will serve as the master of ceremonies during Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol on Jan. 1.
“Mayor Duggan has been a great partner in the effort to reinvent our state and the city of Detroit and I’m honored to have him emcee the upcoming inauguration,” Snyder said. “Jan. 1 will be a day where we’ll celebrate how far our state has come and the next steps to keep Michigan’s comeback going strong and building a strong, thriving state for now and future generations.”
Other highlights of the ceremony include performances by the 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, an invocation by Pastor Lawrence Glass Jr. of El Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit and a 19-cannon salute.
The inauguration ceremony takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lansing. The inauguration ceremony is open to the public and free to attend; it is not necessary to register in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early and assemble on the east lawn of the Capitol. Free parking will be available at multiple locations surrounding the Capitol.
Following the ceremony, Snyder and Calley will greet residents in a receiving line at 1:30 p.m. The celebration will continue with the inaugural gala beginning at 7 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. The gala is open to the public, but tickets are required.
The 2015 inauguration is being paid for through private donations and ticket sales; no taxpayer money will be used.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Media wanting to attend the 2015 inauguration ceremony must request credentials by Monday, Dec. 29. Please contact the Governor’s Office of Communications at 517-335-6397 or GovNewsroom@michigan.gov to RSVP and request credentials.