ADA ELECTED OFFICERS (left to right) Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, Clerk Chris Rich, Sheriff Gary Raney, Commish Rick Yzaguirre, Commish Dave Case, Commish Jim Tibbs, Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg, Assessor Bob McQuade, Prosecutor Greg Bower
Dave Case is the new chairman of the Ada County Board of County Commissioners (“Commish”) after the board met early Monday, January 14 following official swearing-in by Clerk Chris Rich of both Case and Jim Tibbs.
Later in the day, Tibbs, Case, Sheriff Gary Raney, and prosecutor Greg Bower were all sworn in at a public ceremony. Case took the oath of office from former Commish Vern Bisterfeldt who left office in 2012 for health reasons.
First item of news from the new board was the appointment of former KTVB sports caster Larry Maneely as chief of staff–at $85,000 a year– for the commishes. Other clerks were also placed under the executive umbrella through transfers from the department of administration which is also run by Rich Wright, another ex-TV newsy.
“We look forward to Larry helping us make Ada County an even more transparent place to do the public’s business,” said Commission Chairman Dave Case. “We believe the addition of Larry to our staff will help enable us to be more responsive to the citizens of Ada County.”
While many of those who packed the meeting room were well wishers and supporters of the newly elected officials, there was an upbeat mood among the crowd and folks talked about the “relief” that a new crew was in office and expressed hope that some of the partisan bickering would be a thing of the past.
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