KEYSER - The Mineral County Commission will hold a statutory meeting Jan. 2 for the purpose of electing a new president.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The Mineral County Commission will hold a statutory meeting Jan. 2 for the purpose of electing a new president.
It has been tradition in the past that the commissioner currently serving the last two years of his term be elected to head the board, and in this case that would be Roger Leatherman.
The commission has not always followed that unwritten rule, however, as in the case two years ago when Richard Lechliter agreed to serve in place of Jerry Whisner, who said his business was keeping him too busy at the time to properly devote time to the presidency.
Whisner was voted in as president in January 2018, however, and has served in that capacity for the past year. He was re-elected to his commission seat in November, and begins the first year of his second term on Jan. 1.
Other items on the agenda for the Jan. 2 meeting include approving the 2019 holidays and pay dates for county employees, as well as the commission meeting dates.
The commissioners will also make any changes they might desire in which boards and committees each of them serve on.
The meeting gets underway at 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse.