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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Heather Graham Officially Sworn-In as Mayor of the City of Pueblo

PUEBLO—On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, in a ceremony held at 12:00 p.m. Heather Graham became the second mayor in recent history with the City of Pueblo. Graham was sworn in by Pueblo Municipal Judge Carla Sikes and City Clerk Marisa Stoller while City Council President Mark Aliff held the book.

“As the City’s first female mayor, and as the youngest city leader in history, I am deeply honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility to serve your families and help lead our community,” said Graham. “As I take my oath of office today, I promise to fulfill my duties with integrity and dedication. It is my privilege to serve the people, and I will do so to the best of my ability.”

Zan Garcia lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony, he introduced Graham at her announcement party in her bid for mayor of Pueblo. Mayor Graham announced her resignation and submitted it to City Council President Mark Aliff before she took her oath of office as mayor. Council President Aliff shared introductory remarks with the crowd of the parking lot of Pueblo City Hall, citing that the location for the ceremony was where Graham first visited City Hall during the COVID-19 pandemic and began her bid to be involved in politics.

Mayor Graham share about her priorities which includes commitment to addressing crime and safety within the Pueblo community, beautification of the city, addressing issues of homelessness and housing, working collaboratively and creating a more transparent and inclusive local government. She shared some of her first initiatives which included addressing the Highway 50 corridor and receiving input from citizens.

“I now want to map out some of the work ahead of us. One of my first initiatives in office is to start something called “100 days, 100 people,” said Graham. “As Mayor of Pueblo, I know how important it is to hear from Puebloans each and every day about their concerns, struggles and new ideas about how to make our community safer, more beautiful and cleaner.” More information about 100 days, 100 people can be found on the City of Pueblo’s website or by calling the Mayor’s Office at 719-553-2655. Residents are encouraged to fill out a form to request a 15-minute meeting with Mayor Graham in her first 100 days in office.

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