Beverly Hills to Welcome New Mayor

Beverly Hills Vice Mayor Robert Wunderlich will take his turn as mayor after an installation ceremony scheduled for April 6 at 7 p.m. It will be his first time serving in the position. The remote ceremony will be streamed live online and broadcast on Spectrum Channel 10. As Vice Mayor Wunderlich takes over for current Mayor Lester Friedman, Councilmember Lili Bosse will assume the position of Vice Mayor. 

The city typically executes the annual rotation of the mayorship with a degree of pomp and circumstance. Three years ago, the city named Councilmember Julian Gold as mayor in a black-tie event hosted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The following year, as Councilmember John Mirisch recited the oath of office for his third mayoral stint, a chorus of performers interrupted the moment with a full Broadway number. 

While nothing of that caliber is expected this year, Beverly Hills Spokesperson Keith Sterling still assured the Courier that the event would have “energy and personality.” 

“Installation will be a virtual event with recognition of Mayor Friedman’s unprecedented term during the global pandemic,” Sterling told the Courier. “There will be a video presentation taking a look back at the significant events of the last year and presentations to Mayor Friedman led by Vice Mayor Wunderlich. Following the oaths of office, there will be a video presentation where the new mayor will highlight his priorities and initiatives, followed by remarks and virtual musical performances.”

The new Vice Mayor, Lili Bosse, will also deliver remarks after she is sworn in. 

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