TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee mayor John Dailey has wrapped up his first week in office.
"November 19, a childhood dream came true," said Dailey. "I caught the bug early on. My father was a public servant as well. It was dinner table conversation, so I've been thinking about this moment for a while."
His classmates at Raa Middle School picked him to be "Mayor for a Day."
"I've got this great picture of then-mayor Betty Harley swearing me in almost to the spot of where I was sworn in as mayor of Tallahassee,"said Dailey.
Before becoming mayor, Dailey was a county commissioner for 12 years.
Before that, he worked with the Florida League of Cities and spent time in Washington for the National League of Cities.
He said that experience will help him lead Tallahassee.
"I've been preparing myself. I'm ready. Of course, we are learning new things every day. That's part of the job, and there is a learning curve, but we're ready," said Dailey.
Being ready means being able to address the city's ongoing issues.
The mayor said he wants residents to feel more comfortable bringing their concerns to the City.
He also said his office is working on policy changes when it comes to public meetings to give everyone a chance to participate.