New county commissioners, chair and vice chair begin service | News
Bartow, Florida -- Three commissioners were sworn-in Tuesday to serve terms as elected officials on the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.
District 1 Commissioner George Lindsey was sworn in to office by County Attorney Michael Craig. State Attorney Jerry Hill administered the oath of office for District 5 Commissioner John Hall. And, Judge Keith Spoto administered the oath of office for District 3 Commissioner Edwin Smith, who was re-elected for a second term.
The commissioners serve four-year terms.
The board elected Commissioner Melony Bell to serve as board chair and Commissioner Todd Dantzler to serve as vice chair.
“I’m honored my fellow commissioners selected me to serve as the board chair and to have their vote of confidence,” Commissioner Bell said. “I’m excited to work with Commissioner Dantzler as vice chair as well. I welcome 2013 with the new commissioners. We have a great commission that cares about service. Each one of us has something to bring to the table. I’m excited for the community and the progress we’ll make in the coming year.”
Info courtesy Polk County Government.