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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: O'Hara, Stephanie Allen
Date of Material: 11/14/2019

City council--Procedure
City council--Forms
Boards--Laws and regulations

Newly Elected Official’s Guide to Taking Office

Reviewed Date: 10/20/2021
You just won an election for your municipal office. Now what? We address some common questions of when and how you take office, who may administer your oath, and what information should be included the oath of office in this document. Sample oath templates for boards, judges and other offices are included for Tennessee municipal use.

Also, we have short online course (City Byte) linked below that will walk you through the following topics: when do you take office, who can swear you in, what should be in the oath and what's next.

City Byte. "Newly Elected Officials Guide to Taking Office."  |  VIEW

Main Document(s):
file Newly Elected Official Guide - Revised 2021.09.pdf