NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s Inaugural Committee is star-studded.
De Blasio is announcing Saturday that Harry Belafonte, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Rose Perez and Russell Simmons are among the celebrities who are helping organize the festivities surrounding the inauguration.READ MORE: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
Gabrielle Fialkoff was named the inauguration chairwoman. Fialkoff, the president of a jewelry company, served as finance chairwoman for de Blasio’s successful runs for public advocate and mayor.
More than 50 supporters will serve on the committee that will plan celebrations in all five of the city’s boroughs.Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
He is expected to name the first members of his administration within the next week.
De Blasio is succeeding Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leaving office after 12 years.
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