On Monday night, current and new town officials who won this year's municipal election were sworn into office at the Bethel High School Auditorium.
David Olson led as the master of ceremonies, and Town Clerk Lisa Bergh and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo administrated the oath of office.
Following remarks from all the selectmen (see video above), all those sworn in signed the Town of Bethel's oath book, which dates back to 1855.
Father Corey Piccinino led the invocation and benediction, the NJROTC presented the colors and the Bethel High School Chamber singers performed.
Also in attendance were four former Bethel first selectmen: David Deacon, Bill Shannon, Charles Steck and Alice Hutchinson.
Below is a complete list of the officials sworn in for this term (* indicates an incumbent):
First Selectman: Matthew S. Knickerbocker* (D)
Selectmen: Richard C. Stration* (D), Paul R. Szatkowski* (R)
Town Treasurer: Thomas O'Leary (D)
Board of Finance: Claudia J. Stephan (D), Eileen Freebalm (D), Patricia Smithwick (D)
Board of Education: Robin A. Renner* (D), Kristen M. Lacey* (I), Scott Anthony Clayton* (R), S. Lawrence Craybas* (R), William I. Duff* (R)
Board of Education To Fill Vacancy for Two-Year Term: Ted Stevenson (D)
Board of Assessment Appeals: Robert F. Pitt, Jr. (D), Steven DeMoura (D), Alfred J. Bernard (R)
Planning & Zoning Commission: Dick Shannon* (D), Earle Finch* (I), John Lennon* (R), Robert J. Legnard* (R)
Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate: Louis F. Valenti* (D), Sandi Richards Forman (D)
Zoning Board of Appeals: Justin E. Hurgin* (D), Melanie Ryan (R)
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate: Susan J. Catino, Susan M. Dolan* (R)
Inland Wetlands Commission: Patrick Perrefort*, Don Goodrich* (D)
Inland Wetlands Commission Alternate: Daniel W. O'Grady* (R)
Police Commission: Christopher McCollam* (D), Michael Duff (R)