Several elected officials took oaths of office Monday as they officially embarked on their new leadership roles.
Elected county commissioners and a soil and water conservation district supervisor were sworn into office at the Catawba County Board of Commissioners meeting at the 1924 Courthouse in downtown Newton.
Superior Court Judge Nathan Poovey administered oaths of office for Kitty Barnes, Lynn Lail and Randy Isenhower. Barnes and Lail served previous terms on the board, while this is Isenhower's first elected term as county commissioner. Barnes was chosen by her fellow commissioners to retain her title as Board of Commissioners chairwoman. Commissioners also voted to keep Lail as board vice chair. The newly elected commissioners will serve four-year terms.
Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor
Cliff Isaac took the oath of office for a Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor Monday, with Poovey administering the oath. Isaac will serve a four-year term.