HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's the beginning of a new era in the city of Hornell as they swore in their new Mayor. 

John Buckley was sworn in as Mayor on Saturday.

The ceremony was held in front of a packed house at the old Hornell county building. 

Buckley served as the deputy mayor under former mayor, Shawn Hogan.

He takes the role as mayor after Hogan served more than thirty years in the office.

"This is where I want to be," said newly sworn in Hornell Mayor, John Buckley. "Hornell is in a growth mode. We've got so many great things happening. We've got infrastructure upgrades, we've got housing developments going on. Job creations with Alstom. A lot of small businesses popping up. So there is so many wonderful things happening here. We just have to keep our foot on the throttle and make sure we see these things through."

Buckley won the office in November after beating green party candidate, Joseph Duffy, and Democratic candidate, John Lewis, with a total of 1,060 votes.