Governor-Elect Hassan Announces Inauguration Plans

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Hassan Launches New Inauguration Website, Names Inaugural Committee Director and Co-Chairs

CONCORD – Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan today announced details on plans for her inauguration as New Hampshire’s 81st Governor, including a series of events that will bring together citizens from across the state to participate in moving New Hampshire forward.

Hassan will take the oath of office as Governor of New Hampshire on Thursday, January 3rd at the State House in Concord. Later that day she will host a State House Open House to greet citizens from across the state.  More details on the open house will be released later.  

The Inaugural Committee will host the Inaugural Ball on Friday, January 4th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. Additionally the committee will hold a North Country Ball on Saturday, January 12th at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

To keep the public informed about inauguration activities, Hassan has launched a new website, which will also provide online ticketing for events. 

“New Hampshire is a special place where we come together as communities to support each other, address our challenges, and move our state forward,” said Governor-Elect Hassan. “The New Hampshire way means all of us chip in, and the people of New Hampshire expect their leaders to be accessible to their ideas and priorities. I want to ensure all of our citizens have an opportunity to participate as we begin our work together to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where our businesses can grow, flourish and create good jobs for our people.”

Governor-Elect Hassan also announced the formation of her Inaugural Committee, which is working to organize and plan the inauguration. 

The committee will be co-chaired by Alan Reische of Manchester, Anna Grace Holloway of Rye, Fred Seigel of North Hampton, and Tom Raffio of Bow. 

Additionally, Hassan has named Matt Burgess, who previously served as her campaign manager, as Inaugural Committee Director.  J.P. Boyle, who served as the campaign’s deputy campaign manager will be the Inaugural Committee’s deputy director and Liz Purdy will serve as a senior advisor to the committee as she did on the campaign.  

As Governor, Maggie Hassan will bring people together to keep New Hampshire moving forward by focusing on innovation, fiscal responsibility and common-sense solutions to our challenges. Hassan will work with members of both parties to develop a fiscally responsible balanced budget that protects New Hampshire’s priorities without an income or sales tax. She will work to implement her “Innovate NH” jobs plan, which focuses on building the best workforce in the country, providing tax credits to businesses, and giving businesses technical assistance to help them create jobs. And Hassan will reach out to legislators and citizens across the state to listen to their ideas on moving New Hampshire forward.