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The DeWitt County Board has a new Vice-Chair.

The Board had a special meeting Monday evening to nominate and vote in a new Vice-Chair. Prior to the meeting, DeWitt County Board Chair Melonie Tillie did not make any nominations to the appointment of Vice-Chair. Tillie explains the process would be very simple, she would simply open the floor for nominations.

[audio:boardchair1.mp3]A Word From Tillie[/audio]

Upon the floor being opened for nominations, two candidates were nominated. The first nomination was made by Dennis Rich, who nominated Camille Redman. The second nomination came from Terry Ferguson, who nominated Pete Daughetry (door-tree).

[audio:boardchair2.mp3]The Nominations[/audio]

Ed Young was not in attendance for the meeting, and after a 5-5 split vote, the vote came down to Board Chair Tillie. Before making her vote, she said had she known it was going to be an even split, she would have nominated a third candidate. In the end, Tillie placed her vote with Redman.

[audio:boardchair3.mp3]Tillie's Vote[/audio]

Redman says her plans as the new Vice-Chair of the DeWitt County Board are to do her best and to do what is best for the county.

[audio:boardchair4.mp3]A Word From Redman[/audio]

The Vice-Chair vacancy has been open since June 1, when David Taylor stepped down from the position. Taylor left his post due to a transition in his professional career. With the new appointment of the Vice-Chair, no committee assignments will be effected.

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