Michigan Residents Invited to Participate in Inaugural Celebrations

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Michigan Residents Invited to Participate in Inaugural Celebrations

Events include swearing-in ceremony in Lansing, Inaugural Celebration in Detroit and community events in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Marquette

LANSING, Mich. – Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor-elect Garlin Gilchrist today announced their plans to celebrate the 2019 Inauguration with the people of Michigan, including a swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol in Lansing followed by a celebration in Detroit on January 1, 2019.

“We know the importance of building bridges here in Michigan, and that is why we want to share this inaugural celebration with everyone who calls our great state home,” said Governor-elect Whitmer. “We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work, and on this day we acknowledge we are all Michiganders and we can accomplish great things, together.”

“There’s so much to celebrate on January 1, and I’m excited to have the people of Michigan join us for Inauguration,” said Lieutenant Governor-elect Gilchrist. “I’m humbled to be sworn in as Michigan’s first black Lieutenant Governor and the first Lieutenant Governor from the city of Detroit. I look forward to sharing that moment with people from every corner of state.”

Following the swearing-in ceremony at the Michigan Capitol, which is free and open to the public, a celebration will be hosted at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The theme for the evening is “Building Bridges Together,” underscoring the Governor-elect’s commitment to working with a diverse group of stakeholders on the issues most important to Michigan citizens. Tickets are now available to the public for purchase at michiganinaugural.org.

The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect will also host a series of community “Whitmer Winter Warmup” events in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Marquette in the weeks following January 1st. These family-friendly events will be free to the public. More details will follow on those events, though RSVPs can be submitted starting today at michiganinaugural.org.

All Inaugural Celebration events will be paid for through private donations and ticket sales

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