Carroll Commissioners Take on New Assignments with Boards & Agencies

Carroll County Commissioners have decided to take on new responsibilities with the change of assignments to various state and county boards and agencies.

According to the Carroll County Times,

Each year, the commissioners typically decide to change their positions in order to develop knowledge of various issues in the county, said Commissioner Steve Wantz, R-District 1, who serves as president of the Board of County Commissioners.

“I think it makes for a more well-rounded individual as far as an elected official, and I think it’s important for us to get a well-rounded education to make decisions,” Wantz said.

Arguably the most prominent of those changes will be a swap between Commissioner Richard Rothschild, R-District 4, and Commissioner Richard Weaver, R-District 2. Rothschild will replace Weaver as an ex-officio member, or a person who holds the position by virtue of office, of the county Board of Education, and Weaver will now serve as an ex-officio member of the county Planning and Zoning Commission.

“We all have special interests, but it’s important for all of us to understand everything,” Weaver said, “It will be good for everybody if all of us have stronger backgrounds in different areas.”

Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, who served as ex-officio member of the Board of Education for three years, said: “We had an interesting conversation, and Commissioner Weaver thought it would be a good time to have someone else participate [on the Board of Education]. One of the benefits is when you sit on the other side of the table, you get a different perspective.”

To read the full list and details of the changes, please visit Carroll County Times online.