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Hamilton County Commissioners reorganize for 2015

Bill Rinehart

Chris Monzel has taken the oath of office for his second term as a Hamilton County Commissioner.  With his wife and three children beside him, Monzel repeated the oath, as read by his mother.

And his fellow Republican, Greg Hartmann was elected to be the new president of the three-member commission for the next two years. 

Monzel said when he was first elected to the board in 2010, he said county government could not be operated “business as usual”.

“And to that end, we needed to work with businesses and families to make it easier to work and live in our county,” said Monzel, who was re-elected last fall. 

Monzel says he will continue to look for ways to operate the county government effectively and efficiently.  He says on his radar for this term are Metropolitan Sewer District issues, new technologies, and possible consolidation of county buildings.

The three commissioners, including lone Democrat Todd Portune, voted for Hartmann for president. It is his second stint as president of the commission.

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.