Omaha Mayor Stothert and council members take the oath of office

This is an unprecedented third term for an Omaha mayor
Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 23:09:09-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A month ago, Omaha voters cast their ballot for mayor and city council, and those final decisions were officially put into action on Monday as the mayor and a new city council were sworn in.

It is the official start of a new term in Omaha, but quite a few familiar faces are returning.

Mayor Jean Stothert was sworn in for a historic third term after an overwhelming election victory last month.

City council members Pete Festersen, Vinny Palermo, Brinker Harding, and Amy Melton are returning to represent districts 1, 4, 6, and 7 respectively.

Three new faces are joining the city council this term.

Juanita Johnson will be representing District 2. Last month, she beat long-time council member Ben Gray by just over a thousand votes.

RELATED: Councilmember Ben Gray congratulates Juanita Johnson

The new representative for District 3 will be Danny Begley, who is taking the spot of Chris Jerram. He decided to not run for re-election this year.

Don Rowe will be representing District 5, a seat that was temporarily filled by Colleen Brennan. She was appointed to the seat when Rich Pahls left for the state legislature.

Festersen was tabbed as City Council President on Monday. Palermo was again selected as City Council Vice President.

Watch the ceremony below or on our Facebook page.

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