Jeanne Carpenter was sworn in as Oregon Village President, and three alders took their oaths of office at the April 16 Village Board reorganizational meeting.
It was the first meeting former Village President Steve Staton hasn’t presided over since 2007, and Carpenter said she expected it to be a “pretty seamless” transition.
“I’m looking forward to working with you,” Carpenter said. “We’ve all worked together for a while, and I think it’s going to be more of the same.”
She then welcomed new Trustee Cory Horton to the board. Horton, a former Fitchburg public works director, and incumbents Randy Glysch and Jenna Jacobson all won seats in the April 2 election. They effectively ran unopposed, as three names were on the ballot for three seats.
In a slight change, Carpenter asked board members to wait to be recognized before speaking at a meeting, rather than just talking. She said this parliamentary procedure is something she does whenever she chairs meetings and it promotes equity for members who may be newer or naturally more reserved.
Jerry Bollig was unanimously chosen as village vice president, and the committee appointments were passed unanimously.
Notable appointments include Jacobson chairing the Personnel and Public Safety committee, Horton being named to the Public Works and Utilities committee and Park Board, and Carpenter naming herself to the Planning Commission.