In about 48 hours, I will take the oath of office to become Plainfield’s next mayor; it will be an opportunity for Plainfielders to come together to celebrate the city’s new beginning. Therefore, I am extending an invitation to the “One Plainfield” community, family, and friends to join us for The People’s Inaugural.
This historic event will take place at 12 noon this Wednesday, January 1 on the steps of Plainfield City Hall, beginning with a ceremonial swearing in. Following a brief ceremony, attendees and all Plainfield residents are invited to “The People’s Feast,” an event with food and music at the Plainfield High School from 1-4 p.m. Plainfield’s restaurant community will donate food tastings for the event, which is free of charge. Following the People’s Inaugural will be the Inaugural Week of Service from January 1-January 7.
The Inaugural Week of Service will feature the following service activities:
Thurs, January 2 – New and gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s coats will be collected at City Hall from 9 am – 5 pm. The coats will be distributed to service organizations throughout Plainfield.
Fri, January 3 –Senior Appreciation Day. Mayor Adrian Mapp will visit senior centers across Plainfield. Plainfield residents are asked to perform acts of kindness and gratitude for Plainfield’s senior citizens.
Sat & Sun, January 4 and 5 – Plainfield residents are asked to “Shop, Eat, Support Plainfield” by patronizing local stores and restaurants throughout the weekend. The Mapp Administration is focused on economic development and revitalizing Plainfield’s downtown.
Mon, January 6 – Thank-you cards and letters to our military will be collected at City Hall from 9-5 p.m. and distributed through the organization, “A Million Thanks.” Guidelines can be found on the organization’s website at www.amillionthanks.org. The City’s reorganization meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the auditorium at Plainfield High School.
Tues, January 7 - Mayor Adrian Mapp and other city officials will participate in “Read Across Plainfield,” an initiative designed to highlight the importance of education in the Mapp Administration. This will be done in partnership with the Plainfield Board of Education.
In the coming weeks, I plan to introduce a “Plainfield Volunteer Corps,” an initiative that will match city residents with volunteer opportunities. Please join us and extend this invitation to participate in both the historic People’s Inaugural and the Inaugural week of Service.
Adrian O. Mapp
Mayor-Elect, City of Plainfield