As many of you know I got to play Master of Ceremonies for Tuesday’s Inauguration of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and the new City-County Council.
The one thing I noticed from my vantage point at the podium, was I got to see a lot of things that the audience didn’t and that gave me different perspective on the event. Here they are…
Most “Touching” Moment – Seeing the new Mayor get a little teared up as his mother, Mary Ballard, introduced him.
Most “Bi-Partisan” Moment – Watching Democratic City-County Councilors Andre Carson and William Oliver give Ballard strong applause when he talked about ex-offender re-entry programs and eliminating abandoned housing in Indianapolis.
Most “Inspiring” Moment– The peaceful transition of government from one party to another as juxatoposed to what happens in some other parts of the world.
Most “Not Really Surprising” Moment– Several City-County Councilors were absent from the inauguration, including Monroe Gray, who I argue had it not been for him, none of this would have happened.
“Best Line that Never Got Used” Moment – Someone told me back in May that it would be a cold day before Greg Ballard would ever become Mayor. Anyone know what yesterday’s temperature was?
“Finest” Moment – Finishing an hour-long ceremony in 40 minutes. Now that’s government efficiency.