More than 500 citizens filled the Miller Theater on Broad Street to see Mayor Hardie Davis to take his oath into office.
The mayor told NewsChannel 6 reporter Devin Johnson he has bigger goals in mind for his second time in office.
“We talked about the what the city could be, the city wanted to be and needed to be,” said Davis. “We’ve made significant strides towards that; we are going to continue to do that even beyond today. Without question, it continues today on to the future.”
One Augusta is the vision Mayor Davis had when he first took office in 2015. Four years later he is continuing the vision he has for the city.
He says his second term in office will consist of addressing more citizens’ concerns.
“We’re going to bring people together in ways we have never done before,” explained Davis. “We’re going to have conversations that we never had before, so we can truly become that One Augusta I’ve talked about four years ago. “We’re going to continue talking about it until the very day we leave this office.”
The citizen’s of Augusta watched Mayor Davis took his oath to serve four more years in office. They hung on every word as he talked about continuing improving economic growth and development.
“Together we are going to make Augusta the place of choice,” said Davis. “We want people to live, learn, work and raise their families here. “That’s what we said from day one, and that’s the journey we take on beyond today.”
Augusta’s 84th mayor told Devin the choice of having the inauguration in the Miller Theater, is so the community can experience the growth the city is making.
“We wanted this to be the centerpiece of a dawn as we come to a new administration, a new four-year term,” explained Davis. “Where folks have a chance to visit this amazing place, that quite frankly opened up a year ago today.”
Mayor Davis says he excited to for his second term, but there are still more improvements to come.
“It is our work Augusta, and we got more work to do,” said Davis.
After the ceremony, a few people got an opportunity to take a photo with the mayor. They also told him their concerns with the city.