Elkton, December 13, 2010 — On this cold, blustery December afternoon, as the temperature dipped below freezing, the recently elected commissioners were sworn in at the county administration building. The newcomers, Diana Broomell, Mike Dunn, and Tari Moore, join two members who are halfway through their terms, making it a full Republican board.
While the temperature outside fell into the 20s, the three officials were greeted warmly inside by a large crowd of well-wishers, family, government employees and others as they shook hands, exchanged pleasantries, and posed for photographs. The crowd appeared to be one of the largest to have attended a swearing in ceremony in years. Lots of work awaits the new board in the upcoming year as it deals with the county’s financial position, the annual tax levy, potential cost shifting from the state, government efficiency, and much more, while keeping campaign promises in mind.