Page, Trakas, new Councilwoman Webb will be inaugurated virtually Tuesday


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and a fireworks show. County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger.

County Executive  Sam Page will hold his inauguration Tuesday after being re-elected in November to the last two years of former County Executive Steve Stenger’s four-year term.

Page will be sworn in Tuesday in a public videoconferenced ceremony along with council members Ernie Trakas and Shalonda Webb. Trakas, a Republican from Oakville, was re-elected for a second term serving the 6th District of South County, and Webb, a Democrat, defeated 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack, in the Democratic primary in August.
The link for the event will go live at 11 a.m. and the inaugural ceremonies will begin at 11:15 a.m. The ceremonies can be watched at
Councilwoman Kelli Dunaway of the 2nd District, D-Chesterfield, who was also re-elected in November, will hold a private ceremony.