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Mayor Dwight C. Jones Delivers his Second Inaugural Address

Honorable Dwight Clinton Jones Second Inaugural Address - January 12, 2013 As Prepared for Delivery
Thank you so much for being here with me today. I want to start by first saying what an honor and a privilege it has been to serve as Richmond’s Mayor for the past four years. And I’m extremely humbled to have been elected to serve an additional four years in this office.

Thank you for the confidence you have shown in me and my administration.

When we started this journey in 2009, we talked about new beginnings. People told me they were anxious to be part of a city that was moving forward together in harmony, and as your Mayor, I have sought to build a better Richmond over the last four years.

I remember at the time reflecting on the Crupi report ,which says so many things about Richmond; but one thing in particular it said was that Richmond wants to be great but that Richmond is afraid to be great…afraid to take the risk associated with greatness. I said at that time that I wanted you to kno…

Mayor Extends Summer Employment Opportunities with Mayor’s Youth Academy and Kings Dominion

Mayor Dwight C. Jones has extended the application period for summer employment with the Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) and Kings Dominion to 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. This application period for the summer employment opportunity partnership, announced earlier this week, was scheduled to conclude today at 2 p.m., but Mayor Jones has called for an extension of the initial application period to allow more city youth the opportunity to apply.

MYA and Kings Dominion have partnered this year to provide up to 100 city youth, ages 16-19, the opportunity to work at the amusement park this summer. Selected MYA participants will begin working at the park in April 2013 during their spring break and on weekends until summer vacation. Once school closes in June, selected MYA youth will work varying schedules throughout the summer months. Applications are available at all Richmond Public High Schools and on the MYA website (www.richmondgov.com/mayorsyouthacademy). Applicants for this program are re…

Swearing-In Ceremony for Mayor Dwight C. Jones

WHO:           Mayor Dwight C. Jones

WHAT:         Interfaith Prayer Service and Swearing-In Ceremony

WHEN:       Saturday, January 12, 2013
                    Interfaith Prayer Service begins at 10 a.m.
                   Swearing-In Ceremony begins at noon

WHERE:     Interfaith Prayer Service
                    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
                    815 East Grace Street
                    Richmond, VA 23219

                    Swearing-In Ceremony
                    City Hall
                    City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
                    900 East Broad Street
                    Richmond, VA  23219

BACKGROUND:

An Interfaith Prayer Service will be held prior to the Mayor’s Swearing-In Ceremony on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 815 East Grace Street.

A Swearing-In Ceremony for the second term of Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be held at noon on Saturday in the Richmond City Council Chambers, 900 East Broad Street.

The public is invited to atte…

Mayor Announces Summer Employment Opportunities in Mayor’s Youth Academy and Kings Dominion Partnership

Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced today a new partnership between the city’s Mayor’s Youth Academy (MYA) and Kings Dominion that will provide up to 100 city youth, ages 16-19, the opportunity to work at the amusement park this summer. Selected MYA participants will begin working at the park in April 2013 during their spring break and on weekends until summer vacation. Once school closes in June, selected MYA youth will work varying schedules throughout the summer months.

“I would like to thank Kings Dominion for investing in our city’s youth and their futures. Kings Dominion’s commitment to hiring 100 MYA participants is very significant as it allows Richmond youth a tremendous opportunity for summer employment,” said Mayor Jones. “The collaboration between MYA and Kings Dominion will permit youth to develop relationships with international youth, gain valuable work experience while earning income to save or spend in the local economy, and offer the potential for full-time careers with t…