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Inauguration ceremonies will be held on Monday morning for the Patterson mayor, city council and chief of police. The 10:00 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Patterson Civic Center and the public is invited to attend.
The new year will bring a new chief of police and a new city councilman in Patterson. Current Patterson police officer, Garrett Grogan, won a three-way race for chief of police in the Nov. 6 election. He will replace interim chief, Janis Merrett, who was appointed to the position following the retirement of former chief, Patrick LaSalle. There will be a new face on the council as Lee Condolle won his seat because outgoing councilman, Larry Mendoza, chose not to seek another term.
Mayor Rodney Grogan was easily re-elected to a third term while current city council members, Travis Darnell, Joe Russo III, Sandra Turner and John Rentrop were also re-elected. Darnell received the most votes and will therefore serve as mayor pro-tem during the upcoming term.
You may watch live coverage of the ceremony on the KQKI Facebook page beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday.