COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Friends and family gathered at the Coos County Courthouse in Coquille on Friday, to watch the new board of commissioners take their oaths of office.
Commissioner Bob Main returns for a new term, and two new faces are joining him on the board. Melissa Cribbins and John Sweet are the new members of the board.
Cribbins and Sweet say they both have their own priorities coming in to the new year.
Cribbins told KCBY News that she wants to work on a strategic plan. "I really feel strongly about a strategic plan," she said. "I think as a county we really need to focus on strategic planning and get the ball rolling and get it done."
Sweet said that in addition to planning, he wants to see the board working more with other agencies. "I have some ideas, some of those ideas is initiating a long range plan," he said. "I want to get that process going. Working more closely with other governmental agencies. I want to concentrate on that right off the bat. Those just a few ideas i want to focus on right off the bat."
Also sworn in at the ceremony were District Attorney Paul Fraiser, county treasurer Mary Barton and county surveyor Michael Dado.
The new board of commissioners will begin work almost immediately, as the first public meeting is set for Tuesday.