New Addition to York Board of Supervisors Named Chairman

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Supervisors Jeff Wassmer (District 4) and Sheila Noll (District 2) will serve as chairman and vice chairwoman of the York County Board of Supervisors in 2016. (Courtesy of York County)
Supervisors Jeff Wassmer (District 4) and Sheila Noll (District 2) will serve as chairman and vice chairwoman of the York County Board of Supervisors in 2016. (Courtesy of York County)

In his first meeting as a York County supervisor, Jeff Wassmer (District 4) was named chairman of the board.

Supervisor Walt Zaremba (District 1) nominated Wassmer for the chairman role in the board’s first meeting of 2016 on Jan. 5. He was unanimously appointed.

“Jeff brings to the chair’s position and demonstrated leadership, energy and character that will serve this board, the county, as well as its staff, well,” Zaremba said, pointing to Wassmer’s experience as chairman of the Port Authority.

Wassmer, chief executive officer of Newport News-based Spectrum, who ran as a Republican, won his District 4 seat in November with more than 58 percent of the vote over his opponent Robert Holloway (I). He replaces Supervisor George Hrichak, who decided not to run for a third term.

Supervisor Thomas Shepperd Jr. (District 5), the outgoing chairman, nominated Supervisor Sheila Noll (District 2) to serve as vice chairwoman. Noll, who has served on the Board of Supervisor for 20 years and last served as vice chairwoman in 2012, was appointed to the position with a unanimous vote.

“She knows her way around the county really well. People know her really well. She has served honorably and with dedication and determination and has represented not only the citizens of her district but the citizens of York County at every opportunity,” Shepperd said. “It is a pleasure to put forth her names as vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 2016.”

Though all five members of the current Board of Supervisors were voted to four-year terms in November, the chairman and vice chairwoman appointments are for one year.

The Board of Supervisors will next meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 in York Hall.