Gov. Herbert invites public to state inaugural ceremony

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert announced that the 2017 State Inaugural Ceremony will take place at the Utah State Capitol on Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. All Utahns are invited to attend; however, limited seating will be available and attendees are advised to arrive early. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m.

As part of the ceremony, Herbert will publicly take his oath of office. He will be joined by Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox, Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, Treasurer David C. Damschen, Auditor John Dougall, Senate president Wayne Niederhauser, Speaker of the House Gregory Hughes and Chief Justice Matthew Durrant, all of whom will also take their oaths of office.

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The event will include Herbert’s inaugural address, as well as performances by BYU Vocal Point, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band. The ceremony will conclude with a 19-gun salute and flyover by the Utah National Guard.

Interested attendees are advised to be in place by 10:30 a.m. A free inauguration shuttle will be provided from City Creek Mall beginning at 9 a.m.

Event details

  • What: 2017 State Inaugural Ceremony.
  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m. to noon. Attendees are advised to be in place by 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 350 N. State St., Salt Lake City.

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1 Comment

  • .... December 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic news and I’m sure this will result in a positive reaction from the community and I would like to thank all those involved in making this possible. we have a wonderful Governor representing the Great state of Utah

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