Cooper, Council took office Monday in Covington
St. Tammany Parish Officials Sworn in at Inaugural Ceremonies
Michael B. Cooper was sworn in for his first term as St. Tammany Parish President Monday, January 13, 2020, alongside 14 St. Tammany Parish Council members, at the Fuhrmann Auditorium in Covington. District Attorney Warren Montgomery served as Master of Ceremonies. The event was moved from its planned outdoor location because of inclement weather.
The candidates were formally sworn in among their families, friends and chosen oath administrators. Dignitaries, local clergymen, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Color Guard, and Covington High School Talented Music students participated in various roles during the ceremony. The event was open to the public.
Following his swearing in by 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Peter Garcia, Parish President Michael B. Cooper delivered his inaugural address, which focused on Trust, Accessibility and Community. “St. Tammany is a place where the most important things are still our families, our friends, and our neighbors. Our deep, strong sense of community has never changed,” said Mike Cooper, St. Tammany Parish President. “We are all in this together, and together, we will go forward into the next four years to shape St. Tammany through trust, accessibility, and community. I am humbled and grateful to have been chosen to lead us there.”
A reception, opened to the public, followed at the Bogue Falaya Hall in Covington.