Hintz re-elected board chairman, Sorensen, Jensen elected as vice-chairs
BY NAOMI KOWLES
FOR THE STAR JOURNAL
Four new county supervisors took the oath of office Tuesday in an organizational meeting of the County Board.
Dave Hintz was unanimously re-elected as chairman of the board, a position he has held for four years. First and second vice-chairmen elected were Jack Sorensen and Robb Jensen, respectively. All three will be responsible for appointing the county committees, with the vice chairmen providing organizational assistance to the chairman, Hintz said.
Hintz said he was honored to be reelected as chairman, and quoted author Stephen Covey as a challenge for the entire board: “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.”
New supervisors William Liebert and Steve Schreier got involved in the meeting’s proceedings right away, asking questions and expressing viewpoints on the resolutions under consideration. A formal orientation course will be available to the newcomers in the coming week.
Roger Luce officially stepped down as the executive director of Oneida County Economic Development Corporation, introducing Stacey Johnson of Arbor Vitae as his replacement. According to a press release on the OCEDC website, “Johnson brings to the position a wealth of experience and expertise from a diverse financial career spanning more than two decades.”
Hintz took the opportunity to reflect on Luce’s significant contributions to Oneida County, including most recently helping secure $100,000 in funding for several new broadband towers, as well as involvement in small businesses and helping keep Printpack in Rhinelander.
Luce expressed his gratitude and commendation for the various department heads and staff of Oneida County, saying their professional expertise put them on par with any other county in the state.
“Roger has done an outstanding job for this county, and we will miss you,” supervisor Jack Sorensen noted.