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A new Teton
County commissioner and a returning one were sworn into office today during the
Board of County Commissioners’ first meeting of 2017. The Honorable Judge Jim
Radda of the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial District administered the oath
of office to Commissioners Greg Epstein and Natalia D. Macker, who were elected
to four-year terms in November.
Macker, who has been on the board since August of 2015 when she
was appointed to fill a vacated seat, offered her gratitude to the community
and said she was ready to work with her fellow commissioners with her eyes open
and full of optimism.
"It is a privilege to represent Teton County and a
responsibility I take with humility,” she said. “I look forward to tackling
whatever we face with cooperation and hopefully some humor.”
Epstein thanked the
community of Jackson Hole and Teton County for putting him in the role of
commissioner and entrusting him with the vision of Jackson Hole as a model
“I hope that I can do the community justice and continue to move forward in a way that I think the people of Jackson Hole are expecting it to be,"
After the special 8:30 a.m. oath ceremony, the board of
commissioners convened their regular business meeting, during which they voted
on board leadership for the year. Commissioners chose Mark Newcomb as Chair and Macker as Vice-Chair.
“Thank you very much. I am truly honored,” Newcomb said. “I think
it’s going to be a challenging role, but with the support of fellow
commissioners and the support of staff, I think I’m going to be able to get