After being sworn in Dec. 1, the new Washington County Commissioners will be making some important decisions.
The body must choose a commission president and make four appointments to important positions, including county administrator.
The commissioners-elect met Tuesday with Commission President Gregory I. Snook and County Administrator Rodney Shoop for an informal orientation. Shoop went over the tentative schedule for the swearing-in and told them they needed to start thinking about who should become commission president.
Only Snook, a Republican, is returning as a commissioner. He will be joined by Independent Bert L. Iseminger Jr., Republican William J. Wivell and Democrats Paul L. Swartz and John L. Schnebly.
Traditionally the commission president belongs to the political party that has the majority on the commission. However, there will be no majority party on the next commission.