Megan Barry sworn in as Nashville mayor

Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Music City’s new and first-ever woman mayor Megan Barry was sworn into office on Friday afternoon.

The inauguration was held in the grand ballroom of the Music City Center at 2 p.m.

Barry, along with new Vice Mayor David Briley and 40 council members, were sworn into office during the ceremony.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)The event was moved from Public Square Park due to impending inclement weather.

“Today we also shatter a glass ceiling and the historic moment is not lost on me and I hope it’s not lost on you,” Barry said during her 8-minute speech.

Barry said that she is looking forward to serving the community.

“I have the great pleasure to serve all of you,” Barry said in part, “I want you to have confidence that your local leaders are here for you, to listen to you, to engage you in the governing process.”

The theme of Friday’s ceremony was “We Are Nashville.” 

The ceremony included the words in 10 different languages while celebrating the variety of Nashville.

“This is about celebrating all of Nashville,” Barry previously said. “What makes Nashville great is the diversity of our economy, our culture, our ideas, our music and our spirit.”

Prior to her inauguration, Barry attended a prayer service Watson Grove Baptist Church in the Edgehill community at 7:30 a.m. Friday.

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