Jackie Biskupski was sworn into office Monday, making history as Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor.

Roughly 500 people attended her swearing in ceremony on the steps of the Salt Lake City County Building, KSL reported. She was sworn in by Salt Lake County Presiding Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson.

Standing by her side was her fiancee, Becky Iverson.

Biskupski, a Democrat and a former state legislator, campaigned as the candidate who would listen to constituents.

“The people of this city are why I ran my first race,” she told the crowd. “And you are why I am standing here today. It is for you that I will work every day to build a city for everyone.”

Biskupski said she was committed to improving the city's air quality, creating a welcome environment for business, and rooting out homelessness.