Scarborough Serving as Stephens Co. Commission Chair

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair for 2014.

The county commission held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday and unanimously voted to name Dean Scarborough as Chairman and Dennis Bell as Vice-Chairman.

Scarborough said he is looking forward to again serving as Chairman of the County Commission.

“I want to commend Chairman London for his work this past year,” said Scarborough.  “He did an extremely dedicated job.  I do not think he missed a meeting.  He probably did not even miss a committee assignment.  He did a really good job and I want to thank him for that.  I look forward to taking up that role once again and look forward to working with our staff.  That is what makes the whole job easy is that we have a dedicated staff and we appreciate what they do.”

Stephens County Commissioners select their chair and vice-chair yearly from among themselves.

Scarborough fills the Chairman’s post held by Commissioner Stanley London.

London said he appreciated the opportunity to serve in the chairman’s role for the last year.

“I could not have done it without the great staff and the rest of the commission has been very supportive,” said London.  “I really appreciate it.”

Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers also thanked London for his efforts as Chairman on behalf of the county’s staff.

Also on Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners made a number of other yearly appointments.

By a unanimous vote, county commissioners re-appointed Beth Rider as County Clerk, the law office of Sanders, Ranck, and Skilling as County Attorney, and Stephens County Administrator and Finance Director Phyllis Ayers as the county’s Budget Officer.

Commissioners also divided a number of committee assignments on which the county commission is represented.

Stephens County Commissioners also voted to keep their meeting dates and times the same for the next 12 months.