The transition team for Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh said Wednesday that it hopes to unveil plans for his inauguration by the end of the week and announced 13 co-chairs for the January events.
Transitions officials for Walsh have been tight-lipped about details of the inaugural, which will be the first time Boston has sworn in a new mayor in 20 years. The events are expected to stretch over at least three days and include community events as well as the new mayor's formal swearing in.
"The Walsh Inaugural Committee is charged with planning and staging not only the official swearing-in ceremony for the mayor-elect, but also with the inaugural gala and related neighborhood and community service events," the transition team said in a statement. "Details about inaugural events will be released later this week."
The inaugural co-chairs announced Wednesday are: former councilor Felix D. Arroyo; the Rev. Jeffrey Brown; Representative Michael Capuano and his wife, Barbara ; gay rights activist Arline Isaacson; Representative Stephen F. Lynch and his wife, Margaret ; North End residents John and Kathy McDonnell; business leader Larry Moulter; Greater Boston Labor Council secretary-treasurer Rich Rogers; former WBZ anchor and community activist Sarah-Ann Shaw; and insurance company executive Richard Soo Hoo.
Many of the announced co-chairs were prominent and vocal supporters of Walsh during the preliminary and general election.
A Walsh transition official said that the co-chairs will help organize the inauguration and will be recognized and help distribute tickets to the events.
The announcement comes about a week after the transition team began soliciting gifts of up to $25,000 from organizations and individuals to fund the inaugural events.
The transition team has not said publicly how much they hope to raise.