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Posted on: December 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Suffolk to hold Investiture and Reorganizational Meeting

The City of Suffolk will swear into office the Mayor and three City Council Members on January 4, 2021. The Investiture Ceremony will take place in the City Council Chamber, located at 442 West Washington Street, at 1 p.m. Seating in the City Council Chamber is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. The live stream can be viewed at


The following are taking the Oath of Office:

Mayor Michael D. Duman

Suffolk Mayor

Council Member Roger W. Fawcett

Sleepy Hole Borough

Council Member Lue R. Ward, Jr. 

Nansemond Borough

Council Member LeOtis Williams

Whaleyville Borough

The Oath of Office will be administered by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, W. Randolph Carter, Jr.

The Investiture Ceremony will be followed by a Reorganizational Meeting during which the election of Vice Mayor for the City of Suffolk will be held.


The dictionary defines Investiture as ”the formal bestowal, confirmation, or presentation of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title.” The City of Suffolk has held an Investiture Ceremony since the City was incorporated in 1974.

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