Town News

Posted on: December 27, 2017

Framingham Announces Details of Historic Inauguration - Updated

Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer to be Sworn in as First Mayor


FRAMINGHAM, MA – Once known as the largest town in the United States, Framingham officially becomes a city on January 1, 2018.  The historic inauguration will include the swearing in of Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer as the first mayor, eleven City Councilors and nine School Committee members.  The ceremony will take place Monday, January 1, 2018 at twelve o’clock in the afternoon in Nevins Hall of the Memorial Building.

This is a big day for the residents of Framingham who voted in April 2017 to become a city. An estimated 1,500 people are expected to attend the City’s first inauguration. Secretary of State William F. Galvin, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Katherine Clark will all take part in the program; numerous other dignitaries are expected to be in the audience.

Doors to the Memorial Building will open to the public at 11:15 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at noon. Public parking is available in the MBTA Commuter parking lot located off of Franklin Street. Busing will be provided. Satellite parking lots have been established in the Framingham State University Parking lot located at 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue and at the Bowditch Field Athletic and Cultural Complex located at 475 Union Avenue. Busing will be provided from both satellite parking lots. Information is also available online by visiting

For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremony will be broadcast live on the Government Channel Comcast 99, RCN 13/HD613, Verizon 42 or you may stream the ceremony by visiting The Town will also be broadcasting the event live on Facebook. For a printable press release, click on the link below...


Printable Press Release