Gloucester board sets cooperative tone for 2012

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jan 04, 2012 - 03:05 PM

Photo: York district supervisor Carter Borden and at-large supervisor Louise Theberge were unanimously elected as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors for 2012 during Tuesday night’s meeting in the colonial courthouse. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

York district supervisor Carter Borden and at-large supervisor Louise Theberge were unanimously elected as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors for 2012 during Tuesday night’s meeting in the colonial courthouse. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

It was the first meeting for a majority of Gloucester County Board of Supervisors members Tuesday night. In opening statements, each supervisor vowed to work together for the good of the county and its residents.

That commitment proved true during Tuesday’s meeting in the colonial courthouse when each vote taken, mostly on procedural matters, was unanimous. York district supervisor Carter Borden was elected chair of the board for 2012 and at-large supervisor Louise Theberge as vice chair during the meeting.

Each supervisor took the opportunity to address fellow board members and the public. At-large freshman supervisor Ashley Chriscoe congratulated his fellow newly-elected board members and thanked county residents for allowing him the opportunity to serve. "I look forward to working with staff and fellow board members in the coming year," Chriscoe said.

Another freshman, Abingdon district supervisor J.J. Orth, said he was "honored and humbled" to be there Tuesday night. He vowed to be prepared for each meeting, by studying and understanding the board packet beforehand, respect the opinions of his fellow board members and forge compromise when necessary. To the citizens, he said he vowed to work tirelessly and listen to their concerns.