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Quentin Hart Sworn in as Waterloo Mayor

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A historical day for the City of Waterloo.
Quentin Hart sworn in as the first black mayor of Waterloo.

KWWL's Jessica Hartman was there to witness the historical moment and also caught up with Hart earlier today to talk about what the community can expect to see during his term.

It is a historic moment, but one Quentin Hart hopes is remembered for his work to create positive change and not the color of his skin.
At the center of his focus on change, creating an open line of communication with residents.

"I want to represent the entire City of Waterloo and you can't represent them, if you don't know the people. So I am trying to get out there and meet people," said Hart.

His campaign platform ran on bringing a divided city together.
 And he is starting with Waterloo's religious communities, having visited various denominations of churches already.

 "I think, if there is an area where we can pull together. We can see some common ground it is with regards to our faith based community," said Hart.

Hart is determined not to waste this opportunity, as mayor he hopes to create a more positive city image; an image residents can be proud to be apart of.

 "Changing and helping give people a little bit of hope and optimism about the community that I grew up in, to me, is a fantastic opportunity. So I want to reach out to the schools and to the senior living centers. Just talk to people and see what's on their mind and hearts," said Hart.

 Hart won the December run off against Tim Hurley. 

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