The Vinton County Board of Commissioners has elected Mark Fout to serve as the President and Jim Satory as the Vice President for the 2018 calendar year.
The vote came during the organizational part of their weekly meeting conducted Monday morning, Jan. 8. Fout and Satory are joined on the board by Commissioner Tim Eberts, who served as board president last year.
Fout brings a strong record to his new leadership position. He has served as the fair board president and as a Harrison Township trustee. He has been a busy commissioner dealing with airport, utility and tourism issues. He says he would also like to see the county grow in many ways and said he feels a fine-dining restaurant may be a good addition for the county.
Satory was appointed to the board of commissioners by the Republican Party Central Committee to fill the vacancy left when Mike Bledsoe resigned last year. He brings a resume that includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration/Management from Urbana College. He also has airport management experience as well as many other attributes which could prove helpful to county government. Commissioner Eberts joins them as a strong, successful businessman with vast construction and maintenance experience. He also played a key role in ending the food-desert situation which lasted for four and half years.
The commissioners sit on several regional boards and commissions, including those representing the regional jail, juvenile corrections center, Jackson-Vinton Community Action and many others.
The Vinton County Commissioners' weekly meetings will continue to be held Monday at 10 a.m., except after major holidays, and will end no later than 4 p.m. if possible.