01/11/2011: "An Oath Of Office"
(Sheriff Rob Nou is administered the oath of office by Superior Court Judge Donald Eaton)
On Monday morning the newly elected county officials took the oath of office, and officially could resume serving San Juan County. The County Council members will take the oath at 10:00 am Tuesday (1-11-11) in the Council meeting room
Superior Court Judge Don Eaton noted to a packed courtroom that all of the those being swore in were incumbents, and had not been opposed in the election; with the one exception of a new elected official, Rob Nou, who will replace a retiring official, Sheriff Bill Cumming.
Judge Eaton said he wanted to point that out "because it is a real statement to the fact that the citizens of this county recognize that the incumbents that are being sworn in have provided high quality service, and that is recognized by the community." Adding that he "found that significant."
The Oath of Office for San Juan County's seven elected officials who were selected by voters Countywide in the Fall Election include, in the following order in the photo below:
District Court Judge Stewart Andrew,
Assessor Charles Zalmanek,
Auditor Milene Henley,
County Clerk Joan White,
Prosecutor Randall Gaylord, and
Treasurer Jan Sears,