The city council inauguration and organizational meeting is always a more festive occasion. Yes, there are formalities, and as council rules have evolved, a full council nomination process and vote for the vice president position. As the nominations were motioned, I had no idea that I would be experiencing a moment that I would never ever forget. My little two-year-old son, Beckett, who had been getting a little antsy in the front row of the gallery, broke free to make his way up to the dais insisting to sit on my lap!

The Berkshire Eagle’s Amanda Drane was right there and saw the whole thing: 

“The room buzzed with tension leading into the roll-call vote, when Krol’s 2-year-old son, Beckett, freed himself of his mother’s grasp and scuttled up to his father’s lap. The toddler clung to Krol’s left shoulder as he used his right hand to swear the oath.”

I am blessed with such supportive family and it was a thrill to have such a special moment with my little guy. I appreciate the opportunity to serve for another two years and I look forward to helping our city reach higher in the years go come.

John and his wife, Ali, and little Beckett.

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