Leaders for the new year were elected during annual organization meetings of West Jefferson Village Council and the Jefferson Local School District Board of Education.
The school board elected Dr. Meg Hiss as its president and Dave Harper as vice president.
Hiss also served as president in 2016.
Both Harper and Hiss were re-elected to their school board seats during the 2015 general election in November and have served the board for more than 16 years.
West Jefferson council elected officials Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Steve Johnston was the sole nominee for president. He served as president in 2016.
Doug Eakins, the 2016 vice president, and Jen Warner were both nominated for vice president. Warner won the secret vote.
Council committee chairs for 2017 were also appointed during the meeting and are as follows: public service, Randy Otis; police, Doug Eakins; finance, Jen Warner; employee benefits, Lori Cafagno; parks and recreation, Jim King; development, Steve Johnston; and special events, Mike Conway.
Reach Erin Thompson at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615.
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