D. Michael Collins took the oath of office Thursday evening to a packed crowd inside the lobby at One Government Center.
Collins has served as a Toledo police officer, union president, and most recently as a city councilman. He takes on a new role leading the Ohio's fourth largest city.
The mayor laid out his plans using an old slogan to describe what the future looks like, "you will do better in Toledo."
In Collins' speech, part of doing better includes making sure the city's youth do better, "to do better in Toledo, they have to have a successful, and rewarding career. And, these careers should be at home, they shouldn't be transported out of Toledo," explained Mayor Collins.
Another goal of the mayor is public safety, but he knows none of his plans are possible alone. That's why he called for unity, "we can do a better job of coming together as a community, if we remember that we are all in this together," said Mayor Collins.
Former Mayor Mike Bell wasn't in attendance, but his father was there to wish Mayor Collins well.READ: Mayor-elect Collins announces director positions