New County Board Chairperson

New board chair for Cass County Commissioners.

The Cassgram reports Janet McCartney of Buccaneer Bay, the District 2 representative on the Cass County Board of Commissioners, will hold the gavel for the county board meetings this year. She was chosen as chairperson on a unanimous vote on Thursday.

Jim Peterson of Eagle, the District 3 representative is vice chairman. Peterson, the veteran member on the board with six years experience, had served as chairman in 2011 and 2012.

It was notable when McCartney was sworn in two years ago because she was the first woman board member.

John Warsing of Plattsmouth in District 1, Dan Henry of Louisville in District 4 and Duane Murdoch of Nehawka in District 5 all were seated at their first meeting yesterday.

With three new members on the county board McCartney told Cassgram she expects there to be a learning phase and the first few months may present some challenges at times. However, she said, “there is good talent” on the board and she hopes to help the new members ease into familiarity with the process and the committees they serve on.

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