Mayor-elect Greg Fischer announced his plans for the inauguration today. He also answered a few questions about the transition team’s review of current city department heads and said an announcement about a few vacancies may come sometime next week.

From WFPL:

One of the most persistent questions Fischer has been asked since the election is how he will structure his administration. He has been talking with the more than 100 high-level employees he could directly replace upon taking office, and he says there will be some openings and replacements announced soon.

“There’ll be enough folks that you’ll be able to see a nucleus of folks coming in that represents the Fischer administration, but in terms of an exact number right now, that’s a little premature on that,” he says.

The Courier-Journal reported this weekend that a handful of the at-will employees (department heads, etc) are not seeking to retain their jobs under Fischer.

The inauguration committee will be led by Christy Brown and Old National Bank vice president Tommy Elliot. The honorary chairs are former Representative Ron Mazzoli, former Mayor Dave Armstrong and former State Senator Georgia Powers. The complete list of inauguration team members is at the bottom of this post, after the jump.

Fischer’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says the team is hoping to raise 150 thousand dollars to finance the inauguration activities, and those donations have to come from individuals. The donations will pay for:

  • A breakfast at 7:30 that’s open to the public (free tickets are required and are available from the transition team)
  • An interfaith celebration at 9:30 (no tickets needed)
  • The swearing-in ceremony itself at 11:00 and the parade that will follow
  • The inaugural gala at the Convention Center. Tickets for this are $100.

Fischer has declared the following Saturday a day of service. Volunteers can sign up to help with various projects through the United Way.

The complete inauguration planning team:

  • Marie Abrams
  • Ron Abrams
  • Jayshree Amin
  • Summer Auerbach
  • Queenie Averette
  • Muhammad Babar
  • Peggy Baas
  • Gail Becker
  • Carl Bensinger
  • Mike Berry
  • Neville Blakemore
  • Ceci Boden
  • Brad Broecker
  • Leslie Broecker
  • Christy Brown
  • Dennis  Brown
  • Naveed Chowhan
  • Debra Carter
  • Carolle Jones Clay
  • Ken Clay
  • Kevin Connelly
  • Paul  Costel
  • Michelle Costel
  • Allan Cowen
  • Ellyn Crutcher
  • Tonya York Dees
  • Robert  DeLeon
  • Gary Demling
  • Lisa Dettlinger
  • Sundeep Dronawat
  • Greg Dye
  • Tommy Elliott
  • Andy Embry
  • Allen Engle
  • Joanna  Erny
  • Richard Everett
  • Joy Everett
  • George Fischer
  • Mary Lee Fischer
  • Brenda Frank
  • Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs
  • Seamus Galligan
  • Marie Geary
  • Alex Gerassimides
  • Mary Moss Greenebaum
  • Nancy Grove
  • Judy Harden
  • Margaret Leavell Harris
  • Jim Haynes
  • Sara Haynes
  • Cary Hearn
  • Louis Heuser
  • Peggy Heuser
  • Bill Hollander
  • Abdul Jabbar
  • Charlie Johnson
  • Chris Johnson
  • Helene  Kramer
  • Suhas Kulkarni
  • Helen Lang
  • C’lest Lanier
  • Chuck Lanier
  • Antonia Lindauer
  • Jorge Lanz
  • James Linton
  • Gary Loeser
  • Amy Lowen
  • Susan McNeese Lynch
  • Kevin Lynch
  • Joseph  MacDonald
  • Kara Mackey
  • Kip Mackey
  • Liaz Mahmood
  • Jeremy Morris
  • Ventra Mapp
  • Marsha Mays
  • Kay Matton
  • Max Maxwell
  • JK McKnight
  • Mary  McGuire
  • Alteata Williams
  • Rishabh Mehrotra
  • Carme Miller
  • Steve Mullins
  • Yung Nguyen
  • Kathy Oyler
  • Sam Rangaswamy
  • Kohi Rangaswamy
  • Joe Reagan
  • Christy Robinson
  • Don Robinson
  • Ruly Gloria
  • Katy Schneider
  • Lisa Scherer
  • Ivy Shurn
  • Drew Shyrock
  • Mark Sites
  • Barbara Sexton Smith
  • Lacey Smith
  • Eddie Squires
  • Sundar Sridharagopal
  • George Stinson
  • Lindy Street
  • Kent Taylor
  • Pushpa Tiwari
  • Carol Trainer
  • Roanne Victor
  • Jason Vincent
  • Bobbi Jo
  • Eileen Walsh
  • Don Wenzel
  • Shannon Westerman
  • Jack Will
  • Steve Wilson
  • Virginia Woodward
  • Marguerite Winburn
  • Allison Woosley
  • Mike Wright
  • Kathy Wright
  • Bill Yarmuth
  • Carol Young
  • Wei-Bin Zeng
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