Making plans for the recent swearing-in ceremony for the Gila County Board of Supervisors, county staff expected a crowd too large for the board's hearing room, so the event was moved to the fairgrounds in Globe.
"We had more than 240 people attend," John Nelson, county manager, said.
Judge Robert Duber swore incumbent José Sanchez, supervisor for district two, and Tommie Cline Martin, of district one, into office Monday, Jan. 3.
District Three Supervisor Shirley Dawson asked if her husband, former Judge Edd Dawson, could swear her in. Duber suggested the supervisors appoint the former judge as judge pro tem so he could swear in his wife, Nelson said.
At the supervisor's organizational meeting Jan. 4, Sanchez was elected chairman of the board and Martin was named vice chair. These posts are held for only a year, Nelson said.