Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The first day of a new year signals the start of a new job for some local leaders.
Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie was sworn in to his first full term.
"I work well with, communicate well with all the other municipalities, the other government officials around here," said (R) Mayor Greg Deemie, "And that's what I've gained is their support and their trust and that's what we need to move forward around here too because we're not going to do it on our own."
A ceremony was held at the Johnson City Court where family members and other village officials gathered for support.
Deemie said he wants to focus on battling blight, cleaning up the city, and improving safety. He said the only way that will happen is with more involvement from the public.
"Groups like the Johnson City partners, the lions clubs," Deemie said, "Any of those groups that can help clean up the village to get things done."
Deemie said he's happy to be elected for a full term by the people. Deemie was first elected as a village trustee in 2011 and was appointed mayor in 2012.