Inauguration Day 2024

On Friday, January 19, 2024, Connecticut’s Kid Governor Cristiano Almeida and his Cabinet were sworn into office on Inauguration Day! Connecticut 5th graders, teachers, and community members watched in person and live online as 2023 Kid Governor Ellie Mendez delivered her Farewell Address and Cristiano began his term with his oath of office and Inaugural Address.

The celebration included a formal inauguration ceremony, news conference with Kid Governor Cristiano and his Cabinet, and an educational program with elected officials from the three branches of state government. Special guests included: Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas, Treasurer Erick Russell, Attorney General William Tong, Commissioner of Education Charlene Russell-Tucker, State Senator Rob Sampson, State Representative Chris Poulos, State Representative Hilda Santiago, Supreme Court Justice Steven Ecker, retired Supreme Court Justice Dennis Eveleigh, and State Troubadour Kala Farnham. The event was presented by the Connecticut Democracy Center.

Inauguration Day 2024 Livestream Schedule

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Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is the Connecticut Democracy Center’s award-winning civics program in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program and Inauguration Day are presented with major funding and partnership support from

Past Kid Governors Taking Their Oaths of Office