The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 5 will install two new members and elect a new board chairman. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum Ballroom.
Democrats Veronica Jones and Marshall Faircloth, both of whom won at-large seats on the seven-member board in the November general election are expected to take the oath of office. Also taking the oath of office will be Commissioners Jeannette Council and Glenn Adams, both of whom were unopposed in their district re-election bids.
Commissioners serve staggered four-year terms. Two commissioners are elected at-large, two in District 1, and three commissioners are elected in District 2. The four-year terms of Commissioners Toni Stewart, Jimmy Keefe and Michael Boose expire in December 2024.
State Sen. Kirk deViere is scheduled to administer the oath of office to Jones. Cumberland County Register of Deeds J. Lee Warren Jr. will administer the oath to Faircloth. District Court Judge Cull Jordan III will swear in Council, and Superior Court Judge Gale M. Adams is scheduled to administer the oath to her husband, current board Chairman Adams.
The board also is scheduled to elect a chairman and vice chairman. Currently, Toni Stewart serves as vice chair. Historically, the vice chair is elected chairman. Adams for the past year has given Stewart more opportunities to represent the board at various functions.
The meeting is open to the public. People who attend should park in the West VIP parking lot of the Crown Complex, located at 1960 Coliseum Drive. There will be signs in the parking lot to direct people to the appropriate lot, the county said.
The meeting also will be streamed live via the county’s website, and the meeting will be aired live on CCNC-TV Spectrum Channel 5.