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 Montgomery County Pennsylvania - Montgomery County Swears In County Commissioners  and Row Officers  03 January 2024 ( news )

Montgomery County Pennsylvania - Montgomery County Swears In County Commissioners and Row Officers 03 January 2024 ( news )

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   BLUE BELL , PA—On January 3 , Montgomery County hosted a public swearing - in ceremony for Commissioners Jamila H . Winder , Neil Makhija , and Thomas DiBello , as well as nine Row Officers , in the Montgomery County Community College’s Health Science Center Main Gym .  
   "Montgomery County has a population that is diverse in experiences and backgrounds , " said
   Jamila H . Winder , Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners .  
   “Our community deserves to have leadership that reflects those lived experiences . This new Board of Commissioners , with our dedication to service and diverse perspectives , ensures that everyone who lives , works , visits , or invests in Montgomery County has a voice that speaks for them . ” 
   “It’s an honor to serve alongside Commissioners Winder and DiBello to support the people of Montgomery County . And that is what we are here to do—to serve , ” said
   Neil Makhija , Montgomery County Commissioner .  
   “I am looking forward to the critical work of protecting our elections in 2024 , addressing housing affordability and homelessness , leading on the climate crisis , and many more issues we face as a County .  
   “I believe we’re going to do a lot of good for the residents of Montgomery County , " said
   Thomas DiBello , Montgomery County Commissioner . “Together with my fellow Commissioners , we are committed to making advancements for this great County . I look forward to meeting more of the people who live and work here , as well as speaking with and learning from the 2 , 800+ County employees who diligently serve our community every day . ”  
   Over 1 , 000 people registered to attend this significant moment in Montgomery County’s history . Residents , community partners , representatives of federal and state elected officials , and other partners joined together to celebrate the new leaders of the County , with several historic firsts .  
   With the support of her fellow Commissioners , Jamila H . Winder became the first African American woman to hold the position of Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners .  
   “This honor of being the first is not lost on me . I am filled with gratitude that other little Black girls and boys can now see themselves in a position of power and can aspire for greatness in their own way , ” said
   Winder
    . “While this moment is historic , I maintain the same commitment that I have had since I joined the Board of Commissioners last year: creating sustainable solutions that benefit all residents and look out for the most vulnerable . ”   
   Makhija , who made history as the first person of Asian American and Pacific Islander ( AAPI ) descent elected to a Board of Commissioners in Pennsylvania , also was named the Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Elections .  
   “As Chair of the Board of Elections for the next four years , I assure you that in Montgomery County , no matter who you support , no matter what outside pressures come upon us , we will protect every single vote , ” said
   Makhija
    . “County government is the bedrock of democracy; it’s where we safeguard our fundamental right to vote which protects all other rights; where every citizen has a chance to shape our shared future .  
   The ceremony also honored nine elected officials who head various departments within the County . Those include Clerk of Courts Lori Schrieber , Controller Karen Sanchez , Coroner Dr . Janine Darby , District Attorney Kevin Steele , Prothonotary Noah Marlier , Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg , Register of Wills Tina Lawson , Esq . , Sheriff Sean Kilkenny , and Treasurer Jason Salus .  
   Dr . Janine Darby and Tina Lawson made history as the first Black women to hold the offices of Coroner and Register of Wills in Montgomery County , respectively . Schrieber , Sanchez , Steele , Marlier , Sorg , Kikenny , and Salus continue their service to Montgomery County in their respective offices .  
   The next Board of Commissioners meeting will be held on
   Thursday , January 11 at 10 a . m . Participants are welcome to attend in person at One Montgomery Plaza , located at 425 Swede Street , Commissioners’ Boardroom , 8th Floor , Norristown PA 19311 , or virtually via livestream .  
   View photos of the ceremony by Margo Reed Photography .
    
   View the recorded ceremony .  
   Media Contact: 
   Megan Alt ,
   megan . alt@montgomerycountypa . gov
   

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BLUE BELL , PA—On January 3 , Montgomery County hosted a public swearing - in ceremony for Commissioners Jamila H . Winder , Neil Makhija , and Thomas DiBello , as well as nine Row Officers , in the Montgomery County Community College’s Health Science Center Main Gym . [ . . . ]

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