A formal and legal swearing-in ceremony for Steve Jacob was held at the County Government Center at 4:00 p.m. Joining Jacob was Commissioner Greg Olson who won re-election to his seat in November.
County Recorder Bob Bambenek performed the ceremony.
Jacob will represent the Third District and replaces Mena Kaehler whom he defeated in November. Kaehler served one four-year term.
Olson was elected in the Fourth District to a second four-year term.
Bambenek told Winona Radio News a ceremonial swearing in for the two board members will be conducted at the board's first meeting next Tuesday, January 8th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Government Center.
The board will also elect a new chair to replace Kaehler, who served as chair for the past two years.