Redland City’s new council will be sworn in at a ceremony later today at the Plaza at Cleveland Showgrounds.
Guests are asked to arrive at 5.15pm before Town Crier Max Bissett calls the meeting to order at 5.28pm.
Redland City’s chief executive Gary Stevenson will welcome the crowd and explain the importance of the event, before a welcome to country and the national anthem is sung.
After the poll has been officially declared, the new mayor, Cr Karen Williams will address the crowd.
She will speak briefly about her vision for the city before councillors return to chambers for the first general meeting of the new council at 7pm.
The ceremony will end at 6.30pm when the city’s pipe band will perform and refreshments served.
At the general meeting, councillors will elect the city's new deputy mayor, a two-year position, and committee chairmen.
The council will also decide on a new committee structure which will include a new committee to govern water services, due to be handed back to council when Allconnex is dissolved on July 1.
Officers have recommended keeping the Corporate Services and Governance committee and the Development and Community Standards committee.
They have also recommended the newly named City Services committee, and the Environment and Planning committee.
A councillor and the mayor will also be elected to the Audit committee.
Officers have also recommended extending the contracts of external audit committee members Len Scanlan and Virendra Dua until the financial statements are adopted in October.
A second full council meeting will be held at 10am on Wednesday, May 30.