Osceola County Breaks 129 Year History at 2016 Swearing In Ceremony
For the first time in the 129-year history of Osceola County, women now make up the majority of the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners. Peggy Choudhry joined Viviana Janer and Cheryl Grieb on the Commission after a brief ceremony in the Commission Chamber on November 22nd. Commissioners Brandon Arrington and Fred Hawkins, Jr. were sworn in for their third terms on the board.
The Board of County Commissioners will select a new chair and vice chair on December 12. Viviana Janer, the current chair, welcomed the opportunities ahead and noted the historical nature of having a majority of women on the board.
“This is a very momentous time for the county. While women often face numerous obstacles in achieving representation, I hope that the fact that a majority of this board are women will inspire others to follow in our footsteps,” she said. “Moving forward, I expect us all to work through the issues with deliberation, respect and a diversity of thought, ultimately doing what we believe is right for all the citizens of Osceola County.”