Former Vice President Joe Biden will preside over Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's swearing-in ceremony at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Jan. 1, according to city officials.
"Mayor Walsh is a close friend and an incredible public servant," said Biden in a statement. "I'm honored to be able to preside over his inauguration next month so that he can continue his tireless work on behalf of the people of Boston."
Walsh, who will begin his second term, said it's been a great honor to serve the city but more work needs to be done.
"We've made great strides since 2014, but we know our work to make Boston the best city for all is nowhere near over," said Walsh in a statement. "I look forward to building on our first term accomplishments, setting goals for our second term, and working to make this amazing city better every day. I greatly admire Vice President Biden's dedication to our country and its people. I'm so humbled that he will preside over my inauguration ceremony, and be a part of this special day."
The swearing-in of the new Boston City Council will take place at the same time.