Monzel takes helm at Hamilton County

Jan 14, 2013

Hamilton County Commissioners reorganized Monday with Chris Monzel assuming the presidency.

Chris Monzel is the new President of the Hamilton County Board of Commission.
Credit WVXU

Monzel says he plans to stay the course laid out by fellow commissioner Greg Hartmann.

"Definitely public safety is the number one priority for Hamilton County. And it's something that's important and especially with the new Sheriff coming on board of what the public safety needs are. So that's number one, that's always been the number one priority to me in government," he says.

Other goals include keeping the county's finances on track and reducing unemployment while boosting economic growth.

Monzel's first major engagement in his new role is giving the State of the County address on February 14th.

Hamilton County Commission:

President - Chris Monzel

Vice President - Greg Hartmann

Commissioner - Todd Portune