ATLANTIC CITY — Frank Gilliam Jr., a city native and councilman at large, will officially become the resort’s mayor Monday.

The New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for noon in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

Gilliam, a Democrat, will take the place of Republican Mayor Don Guardian, whom he defeated in the November election.

Gilliam, 47, has said he wants to focus on the people of the city, promising to bring jobs, a family-friendly atmosphere and more stabilized finances. He called it a “new era” in Atlantic City.

Gilliam was elected a city councilman in 2009 and was re-elected to his at-large seat in 2013.

Three councilmen-at-large also will be sworn in at Monday’s ceremony: incumbents George Tibbitt and Moisse “Mo” Delgado and newcomer Jeffree Fauntleroy II.

Delgado won a council seat in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013. Tibbitt was first elected to council in 2005 and was re-elected twice, in 2009 and 2013.

This will be 32-year-old Fauntleroy’s first term in office.

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