Norwalk city council jumps back into action this week in a special Thursday work session.
The 7:30 p.m. meeting will feature 11 pieces of legislation, the swearing in of the board and the first meeting for new Councilman David Wallace.
"I'm very excited for this opportunity," Wallace said Monday.
"I'm thankful for the voters for putting me in this position," he added. "I'm grateful to the people who supported my campaign and making it happen. I'm excited to serve the people."
Wallace knows there will be a introductory period.
"I'm sure there will be," he said. "There's always a learning curve when you take on something new."
Steve Euton, council president, said he scheduled the Thursday session because an organizational meeting normally takes place the first business day of the new year.
Euton said he looks forward to welcoming Wallace to city council and adding his talents to the mix.
Euton is completing his 20th year on council.
He laughed when he was told he's beginning his third decade on the board.
He's ready for whatever 2014 brings.
"Each year presents its own challenges," Euton said.
Councilman Chris Mushett said council will elect its president and two president pro-tems at Thursday's meeting.
"And during the work session, council will review any pending legislation," Mushett said.
Mushett has been on the board since 2001.
"I don't know if exciting is the word," he said about entering a new term.
"I understand a lot more than I did years ago," Mushett said, adding the exciting part can be dealing with new issues and how they are handled.
Mushett will also welcome Wallace to the board.
Mushett said the strength of the council is using all members' insights and interests in a collective fashion.
"Seeing how all that blends together," he said. "That makes a good, effective council."