Some people who couldn't make it to Washington D.C. to witness the President being sworn into office celebrated in their own way.
Eyewitness News spoke with Central New York officials and residents at an area event. Reporter Jennifer Lee tells us what people here at home want to see accomplished in the next four years.
President Obama gave Americans a broad glimpse of what his plans are for the next four years.
In his inaugural address, President Obama talked about various issues, including equal pay for women, gay rights, and the debt ceiling.
As thousands of people in Washington D.C. celebrated Barack Obama's second oath of office today, so did Central New Yorkers.
Some Utica politicians and residents say the president's speech was uplifting and to the point. But, most everyone agrees that the president is facing a host of challenges.
"The economy to get stronger and more jobs for people," said Utica resident, Jeffrey Blincoe.
"I probably sound like a broken record because everybody probably says it... But the economy," said John Ossowski.
Central New Yorkers also agree in order to move forward the next four years bipartisanship is a must.
"More not only with democrats working together, but across party lines- we all need to work together to get our country straightened out. It's not just a one party problem," said Mark Mazzo, (D)- Utica 5th Ward Chairman.
President Obama is the 17th President elected to serve a second term.