Andersen becomes first woman to be county chair.

January 8, 2019

Janet Andersen

Andersen becomes first woman to be county chair.


LUDINGTON — Janet Andersen was elected chair of the Mason County Board of Commissioners Tuesday during the board’s regular monthly meeting, making Andersen the first woman to lead the board in the county’s 165 year history. Andersen is the District 6 commissioner, representing the northern portion of the county. Steve Hull, District 5 commissioner, was elected vice chair.

Committee assignments are as follows:

Finance, Personnel, & Rules Committee:

Wally Taranko – Chair

Janet Andersen

Chuck Lange

Buildings, Planning, Drains, and Airport Committee:

Steve Hull – Chair

Janet Andersen

Ron Bacon

Public Safety & Courts Committee:

Gary Castonia – Chair

Steve Hull

Lewis Squires

Litigation Committee:

Andersen, Hull, Taranko, Administrator Fabian Knizacky, and Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Problem Solving Task Force:

Andersen, Hull, Taranko, Knizacky.

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