BRIEF: Delray history made as two black commissioners sworn in
Mar 30, 2012 (Sun Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The Delray Beach City Commission welcomed a new member to the dais Thursday when Commissioner-elect Al Jacquet was sworn in. Commissioner Angeleta Gray, who was re-elected in March, was also sworn in a standing-room-only commission chambers.
The ceremony was historic in that it's the first time in the city's 100-year history that two black commissioners will sit on the dais at the same time.
Jacquet, 32, is the first black commissioner in Delray Beach to hold a seat other than Seat 4, now held by Gray. Although there are no districts and elections are citywide, Seat 4 has historically been held by a black commissioner beginning with Charlotte Durante in the 1970s.
"We turned that upside down in this election," said Mayor Woodie McDuffie. "We pride ourselves in embracing diversity in Delray Beach."
The Commission also appointed Commissioners Tom Carney and Adam Frankel as vice mayor and deputy vice mayor respectively.
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