In 2004, Columbia County Commissioner Diane Ford added the title of vice chairwoman to her name for the first time in her 12 years as a commissioner.
Columbia County Commissioner Diane Ford wrapped up her first year as vice chairman of the commission at the end of 2004.
Photo by Barry Paschal
It was a change that she says she enjoyed. If nominated again by her fellow commissioners for the title this year, she said, she'd be honored to accept it.
"It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers and the job you're doing,'' Ford said. "I've enjoyed it and look forward to serving my constituents another four years.''
Looking back on the past year, Ford said that as vice chairwoman one of her responsibilities was to attend school board meetings.
"I've enjoyed that,'' she said.
"It's been an education to see how that board works and the makeup of it.''
She also was there to fill in for commission Chairman Ron Cross, but she jokingly says he never missed a meeting.
On Tuesday, commissioners will meet to vote on the vice chairman position for 2005. Cross, who just finished his second year as chairman, said he expects Ford will be chosen again for a second year.
Ford said she would gladly accept, adding that things went well in 2004 and she looks forward to much of the same this year.
"It's been a good year. I don't think we've beat up on each other too terribly bad,'' she said, referring to her fellow commissioners.
Ford, however, said that if she is nominated again, she would relinquish the vice chair title to someone else for 2006.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, Cross said, new appointments of commissioners will be made to county committees.
As for Ford, she has four years left as a commissioner for District 3 and decided to stay on the commission "to see that the library got completed.''
Another of her top goals, Ford said, is to pave the remaining dirt roads in her district.
"I only have six dirt roads left in my district,'' she said.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.