Longtime Winona County Board member Jim Pomeroy was elected to serve as chairman of the board for 2017.
Pomeroy represents the board's second district and has been serving on the board since his election in 2006. Marcia Ward, who represents the fifth district, was selected as the new vice chair when the board held its first regular meeting of the new year.
Ward was also elected to continue serving as chair of the Winona County Board of Health with Marie Kovesci selected to serve as the vice chair. The entire County Board also makes up the county health board.