Home › AllOTSEGO › swearing in slide show swearing in slide show 09/17/2015 AllOTSEGO INAUGURATION SLIDE SHOW Scenes From The Swearing-In Awaiting for the swearing-in to begin Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Oneonta’s Common Council chambers, soon-to-be-mayor Gary Herzig chats with members of an audience that filled the room. Connie Herzig, the city’s new first lady, chats with Judge Lucy Bernier before the ceremonies began. Republican State Sen. Jim Seward and Democratic Oneonta Town Supersivor Bob Wood share political news. Former mayor John Nader emceed the evening, introducing the Herzigs and Judge Bernier. Herzig recites the oath; wife Connie hold the Bible. In the background, from left, are Council member David Rissberger, Don Mathisen, Police Chief Dennis Nayor and Sara Patterson. The swearing-ins complete, the audience leaped to its feet in applause. In the background, City Finance Director Meg Hungerford, the acting city manager, and Council member Larry Malone listen to Herzig’s inaugural address. The key players pose for a line up show. From left, Senator Seward, Mayor Herzig, Judge Bernier, and former mayors Muller, Nader and Nader. Kelly Finn gives the mayor a congratulatory hug. At right are Lori Zimniewicz, a key member of the Charter Revision Commission, and Dennis Finn, chairman of the city Planning Commission. Among the guests at the reception in City Hall lobby are, center, County Democratic chair Richard Abbate of Cooperstown and his wife Rosemarie, chatting with City Council member David Rissberger. During the reception, Bill Davis, proprietor of County Club Chevrolet, chats with Zimniewicz. Malena Buttermann, attending with her dad Dan, the school board member, chats with Dana Levinson, left, who is running for Common Council in the Nov. 3 election.