Governor-elect Mills announces inaugural program

PORTLAND, Maine - Governor-elect Janet Mills has announced the complete program for her inauguration this coming Wednesday, January 2nd. The inauguration will feature the reading of an original poem authored by Maine’s former Poet Laureate, Wesley McNair, along with musical performances by the Franklin County Fiddlers and three young new Mainers.

“Maine is an extraordinary state, bristling with gifted and creative people – it is part of what makes us so special,” says Governor-elect Mills. “I am honored to have several of them participating in my inauguration and sharing their talents with the people of Maine. Their skills are a tribute to our great state.”

Tickets are required for entry. Members of the public who have not received an invitation in the mail are able to reserve a ticket at The website will prompt the ticket-seeker to enter their name, address, and email, and, once completed, the ticket will be available to print in PDF format, emailed to the recipient, and can also be held at will call on site at the Civic Center. Those unable to reserve a ticket online can call 207-209-4270 to reserve one. Tickets are reserved on a first come, first serve basis until the Civic Center’s capacity is reached. For security reasons, no backpacks or large bags will be allowed. Additional information about parking and hotel options can be found