Commissioners set committee duties

Published 6:38 am Wednesday, February 24, 2010

With five county commissioners serving on the county board for the first time in nearly three months, the board chairman Ray Tucker set committee appointments Tuesday.

The board typically sets new committee appointments at the first meeting of a new year, which would have been Jan. 5. Instead, the board waited to set the appointments after the Feb. 10 special election, when Mike Ankeny was elected as commissioner for the 5th District.

Along with Tucker serving as board chairman, Commissioner David Hillier will continue to serve as vice-chairman. The five commissioners split the duties of serving on more than 25 county committees.

2010 Committee appointments

Ray Tucker: finance & purchasing, personnel, buildings & grounds, county extension, law library, EMS joint powers board, JT. PA board, County Board of Health, road & bridge committee, ordinance committee, SWCD board, rural energy task force

David Hillier: personnel, buildings & grounds, solid waster, planning, county extension, court system, interstate trail committee, County Board of Health, road & bridge committee, family connections, regional housing, SEMREX joint powers board, transit board, Siebel Visitation Center Advisory Board

Dick Lang: solid waste, court system, interstate trail committee, Austin Development Corp., County Board of Health, road & bridge committee, ordinance committee, family connections, regional housing, Austin Library Board, city/county joint issues

Tim Gabrielson: SEMCAC, planning, water quality joint powers board, community health services, County Board of Health, road & bridge committee, LEC advisory committee

Mike Ankeny: SEMCAC, finance & purchasing, water quality joint powers board, community health services, RC & D, County Board of Health, road & bridge committee, LEC advisory committee, city/county joint issues, transit board