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Swearing-In Ceremony for City Appointees

Perris City Clerk Nancy Salazar swears in Planning Commissioner Olivia Barnes and Public Safety Commissioner Chase McComack during Tuesday’s Perris City Council meeting.Perris City Clerk Nancy Salazar swears in Planning Commissioner Olivia Barnes and Public Safety Commissioner Chase McComack during Tuesday’s Perris City Council meeting.

Two recently appointed Perris commissioners were sworn into office Tuesday during a City Council meeting in which new City Clerk Nancy Salazar assumed the duties of her post, including keeping accurate minutes of the proceedings.

Planning Commissioner Olivia Barnes and Public Safety Commissioner Chase McComack have already been briefed about the duties of their new posts and will soon get their first chance to provide the advice to City Council their positions require.

City Attorney Eric Dunn swore Salazar into office in a ceremonial procedure. The new City Clerk had been officially sworn in two weeks ago in a private ceremony by Perris Mayor Daryl Busch. The second ceremony took place to provide Salazar’s friends and family with the chance to snap photos and see her work on the dais.

Moments after Salazar’s second swearing-in, she swore in Barnes and McComack to their new jobs. Then Salazar took her chair in front of the City Council, recording their votes on a number of issues, announcing the names of residents as they addressed the council and tracking the minutes of the meeting. Throughout the process, Salazar was assisted by records-clerk Judy Haughney.

Perris’ three new appointees: Public Safety Commissioner Chase McComack, Planning Commissioner Olivia Barnes and City Clerk Nancy Salazar.Perris’ three new appointees: Public Safety Commissioner Chase McComack, Planning Commissioner Olivia Barnes and City Clerk Nancy Salazar.

“Judy was a life-saver,” Salazar said. “There is so much to learn and I am looking forward to it. I’m excited and grateful to be the new Perris City Clerk.”

Haughney said Salazar passed the initial test with flying colors.

Barnes and McComack said they also are looking forward to taking their seats on the City commissions, where their duties include advising the City Council on a wide variety of planning and public safety matters.