LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors will have a new Chief Elected Officer in whichever Town Supervisor is appointed chairman by the Board.
According to Michele Rees, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, the Chairman is appointed every year by weighted vote of the Board of Supervisors. Avon Town Supervisor David LeFeber and Geneseo Town Supervisor William Wadsworth have both expressed interest in the position.
“The Chairman of the Board is the Chief Elected Officer, or CEO, for the County, as a mayor is CEO of a village or a town supervisor is a CEO for a town,” said Rees.
The Chairman presides over all Board of Supervisor’s meetings and grants all privileges of the floor. The Chairman serves on all three committees to which department heads report and must approve and sign all contracts with vendors doing business with the County.
A Chairman may also serve on many other committees.
At their December meeting, Board of Supervisors amended their rules of order to clarify that the Chairman is appointed each year along with the Vice Chairman.
The Board of Supervisors will vote to appoint their next Chairman at an organizational meeting on Jan. 2.