Third person on the right, Chatham County Commission Chairman Al Scott
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -
There's a whole new look officially in for the Chatham County Commission, but familiar faces were sworn in on Wednesday morning.
The first African-American Chatham County Chairman Al Scott was sworn in with his wife Diann by his side.
After decades as an elected local and state official and public servant in the Georgia Department of Labor and state Board of Education, Scott made Chatham County history - succeeding Pete Liakakis as the new County Commission chairman. He joins five returning commissioners and three other new faces.
Scott said he is dedicated to creating a strategic plan for the county, working with County Manager Russ Abolt and dealing with issues involving staffing at the jail and local option sales tax negotiations. He said the history aspect of his swearing in isn't going to define his tenure.
"It means a great deal. I haven't gotten over excited about it and I haven't decided to celebrate it. But I understand what it means and it will be a different commission," Scott said. "But I look forward to drawing in the experience of the commissioners who have been here for a while."
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:02:38 GMT
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