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Muskogee mayor to be sworn-in Monday

Posted at 11:03 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 00:04:00-04

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — On Monday, Muskogee's first black mayor is going to be sworn into office.

Former City Council member Marlon Coleman will be the city's 50th mayor.

“My campaign platform and plan for the future is HOPE for Muskogee,” Coleman said in a news release. “I believe that Muskogee is too big to dream small. The goal for Muskogee is to be a place for us to live, work, and play.”

He continued, “That means improved and maintained infrastructure, more housing options for families, better partnerships between the city and public schools, plus better nightlife and entertainment options. We don’t want people to just work in Muskogee, we want people to enjoy Muskogee.”

The ceremonial swearing-in is happening Monday at 4 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion and courtyard at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Another ceremony before the council meeting is taking place at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The City Council meeting is open to the public. There will also be a live stream online.

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