DOLTON | The residents of the village of Dolton crowded Village Hall this week for the swearing-in ceremony and reception to welcome newly elected Village President Riley H. Rogers and trustees.
The official swearing-in ceremony brings fresh leadership and a new direction to the village. As a team, officials will work toward various community improvements. During Rogers’ acceptance speech, he gave residents a glimpse of his vision for the future.
“Thank you so much for joining me and the other newly elected village officials and incumbent trustees on this special day,” Rogers said. “We ran on a positive message of making Dolton more open and more responsive to the needs of residents. That is what we are here to do. That is a vital part of our mission.
"It’s urgent that we come together as a village. I am confident that, together, we will meet any challenge and lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all of Dolton.”
Along with Rogers, residents welcomed newly elected Clerk Mary Kay Duggan, newly elected Trustees Tiffany Henyard, Stanley “Stan” Brown, and Robert Hunt Jr.. The village president, new trustees and clerk have now joined senior Trustees Sabrina Smith and Cathern Bendell in their efforts to make Dolton a better place.
Rogers affirmed that along with managing the fiscal health of the village, top priorities for residents and his administration include being more responsive to residents’ needs, fighting crime and increasing police visibility.