The Clay County Superior Courtroom was full of family and friends of the 10 officials sworn in during a ceremony Sunday at the Clay County Courthouse.
Clay County Commissioner Paul Sinders said the Clay County Republicans and Democrats both agreed to conduct a joint ceremony for the event.
"Let's remember: The election is over," Sinders said. "This is a day of coming together."
Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers, Circuit Court Judge Joe Trout, Clerk of the Circuit Court Vickie Wheeler, Recorder Joe Dierdorf, Commissioners Bryan Allender and Tony Fenwick and Council persons Mike McCullough, John Nicoson and Pat Heffner were all at Sunday's ceremony.
Clay County Coroner Joel Reinoehl was unable to attend Sunday's event and will be sworn in at a later date.
Akers told The Brazil Times this was the 13th swearing in event he has been a part of.
"It's a distinct honor to be able to give the oath to people who have been elected by the people to serve the people," Akers said.
Sinders provided opening comments and a prayer before Trout added his own advice for the newly elected officials in addition to his "10 Commandments of Public Service."
"I wish you all good luck in your terms," he said.
Of the 10 officials sworn in Sunday, Allender, Fenwick, Nicoson and Heffner were elected to their positions for the first time.
Both Fenwick and Allender said they are looking forward to working with Sinders as commissioners.
"It's going to be a learning experience, but I like challenges," Fenwick said. "We want to do what is best for Clay County."
"These are pretty exciting times," Allender added. "But it's going to be full of a bunch of challenges."