MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has officially started her first full term as governor this morning following a large inauguration ceremony.

In her address Ivey praised the state and its citizens, while also discussing some of her administration's upcoming priorities such as preparing for the 2020 Census, her Strong Start Strong Finish education initiative and increasing economic development in the state.

"Alabama is a state where dreams do come true," said Ivey. "Because in Alabama, anything is possible."

Ivey was sworn in as the state's governor in April of 2017 following the resignation of former Gov. Robert Bentley. Ivey was elected to her first full term in the November midterm elections.

Prior to serving as governor, Ivey served as lieutenant governor and state treasurer. Additionally, Ivey is an Auburn University graduate having served in multiple Student Government Association positions while as student.