Swearing to serve

William Massey, newly elected county commissioner for District 5, left, was sworn in Nov. 20 together with incumbents, Pinki Jackel and Noah Lockley, who were both reelected to four-year terms. County Judge Van Russell handled the honors.

Elected by her colleagues as chair was Cheryl Sanders, who last served in that capacity in 2006. Massey was appointed the vice-chairman, as well as the county’s representative to the Apalachee Regional Planning Commission. Jackel will serve as the commissioners’ representative to the Tourist Development Council, and as alternate to Florida’s Small County Coalition.