New Commissioners are sworn into office

Macon County Clerk of Court Vic Perry swore in the new commissioners at the Thursday, Dec. 12 Town Board meeting.

Pictured at the top of the article from left are Commissioners John Dotson, Brian Stiehler, new Commissioner Marc Hehn accompanied by his wife Betsy, take the oath of office at last Thursday’s Town Board meeting.

After the ceremony, each commissioner gave his thoughts about the next four years.

Newcomer Marc Hehn read from a Christmas card he sent out to voters.

“Merry Christmas! Let’s continue to believe in our community and ourselves. In doing so by working together I believe we can achieve a fully staffed hospital and fully staffed medical practices on the plateau,” he said. “Whenever there’s a need there is an opportunity. Mr. Mayor, I look forward to working with you and all the commissioners and our staff.”

Commissioner Brian Stiehler said he looks forward to another four years of working with fellow commissioners and town staff.

“You guys definitely pull the heavy weight. It’s a pleasure working in focus with you and for long-range planning.”

Commissioner John Dotson agreed with Stiehler.

“I’d like to say we have a fabulous town staff and crew. It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked with them over these years and I look forward to four more years and continued ‘good hard works,’ he said.
Mayor Taylor also commended outgoing Commissioner Eric Pierson for his hard work and commitment over the last eight years and presented him with a plaque and a gift certificate which he said is standard procedure when a commissioner leaves office.

Mayor Pat Taylor with plaque honoring Commissioner Eric Pierson’s service over the last eight years.

By Kim Lewicki, Highlands Newspaper

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