From wire and staff reports
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The theme for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey inauguration will be “Keep Alabama Growing.”
Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on Jan. 14. Ivey’s inaugural committee announced the theme for the ceremony.
Ivey inaugural committee co-chairs Jimmy Rane and Cathy Randall say the theme underscores Alabama’s campaign promises on job growth and education.
“In less than a year and a half, Governor Ivey led Alabama to record job growth, improved education and set Alabama on a path of prosperity,” said Rane and Randall said in a joint statement.
“The 2019 Inaugural theme, Keep Alabama Growing, underscores Governor Ivey’s promise to build upon these successes and grow more opportunities for Alabamians. We’re inspired by Governor Ivey’s bold vision for Alabama and look forward to celebrating this exciting new era.”
Ivey, who had been the state’s lieutenant governor, became governor last year when then-Gov. Robert Bentley resigned. She won the office in her own right in November after defeating challenger Walt Maddox.
The committee said inauguration details will be announced at www.iveyinaugural.com. There is an application process for any individuals or groups who wish to participate in the 2019 Inaugural Parade. January 4 is the deadline to submit parade applications.
Ivey also announced members of her honorary inaugural committee, which includes some of the most influential business and education leaders in Alabama. The committee includes:
Dr. Cathy Randall, Co-Chair
Jimmy Rane, Co-Chair
Max & Susan Baggett
Dr. Deborah Barnhart
President Stuart Bell
Dr. David Bronner
General Ed Crowell
Robert Earl Kelly
Dr. Steven Leath
Mayor Sandy Stimpson
Mayor Todd Strange
Commissioner Dale Strong
The Associated Press contributed to this report.