The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to retain Brent Johnson and elect Tyson Cox as president and vice president, respectively. The body’s reorganization process happens annually following the borough’s municipal election.
Cox, Johnson and Jesse Bjorkman were all reelected to the assembly during the Oct. 4 election and took their oaths of office during the assembly’s Oct. 11 meeting. Both Johnson and assembly member Brent Hibbert were nominated for president, while Cox, Hibbert and assembly member Bill Elam were nominated for vice president.
“I appreciate the nomination and would continue to serve as I have in the past year,” Johnson said. “I did figure out how to run the meetings a little better towards the end, so we have that advantage.”
The assembly president presides over and facilitates assembly meetings. The assembly vice president takes the assembly gavel when the assembly president wishes to speak on an item appearing before the body.
Tuesday’s full assembly meeting can be streamed on the borough’s website at kpb.legistar.com.
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