Two new members, one returning member and one incumbent, along with Mayor Robert Blythe, were sworn in a ceremony Friday evening at the Richmond City Hall. Each city commissioner elect was sworn in by an official that was a mentor to them. Mayor Blythe was sworn in by Anthony Gray of Richmond and addressed the crowd in his closing remarks saying, "I operate on the principle of respect, I will respect every citizen and every employee and will seek and expect the same in return," Blythe said.