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The Fourth Time is the Charm

Our President's Swearing In

In a very intimate ceremony, Tessa Hill-Aston was sworn into office for a fourth term on Tuesday. Tessa won a very hard fought election in November to continue serving as the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP’s President.

Also sworn in were the Branch’s Executive Committee Members.  The ceremony was held at the New Waverly United Methodist Church.  Mayor Pugh’s Director of Communication Anthony McCarthy served as the Master of Ceremony, Mayor Pugh’s Director of the Office of Civils Rights and Wage Enforcement Jill Carter issued the Oath.  Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented Tessa with a Citation from the Governor.

The low-key event seemed to capture tempered expectations after past years of near-constant confrontation and unrest stemming from the Freddy Gray incidents.

Tessa continues to serve the citizens of Baltimore City; her presidency embodies hope and change for many at a time when frustration and struggle has reached its tipping point.  Her ability to lead and to bring everyone to the table creates an environment where real change can and does happen.