With family, friends, and local officials on hand, Kelly Jones of Winchester was sworn in Friday as the 154th Adams County Commissioner. Jones was sworn in by longtime friend David Gifford on the Main Floor of the County Courthouse.
Jones was nominated by Republican voters in May and ran unopposed in November.
As the administrative head of Adams County government, the Board of Commissioners sets the strategic direction and fiscal priorities for the county. A board of three county commissioners serves as the general administrative body for 86 of 88 Ohio counties. Commissioners are elected to a four-year term. Given specific authority by the Ohio Revised Code, the Board of Commissioners holds title to all county properties, serves as the sole taxing authority for the county and controls county purchasing. Most importantly, the Board of Commissioners is the budget and appropriating authority for county government which includes all county agencies and elected officials.
Jones has a diverse background, having owned multiple successful businesses in the community. “I thank you all for being here – and I want to do good for Adams County,” said Jones after he was administred his oath.
Jones will serve alongside Commissioners Teresa Diane Ward and Barbara Moore.