A week before they convene to elect a new chairman and vice chairman, Hamilton County commissioners praised Chairman Larry Henry for serving in the position for almost three terms.
Henry, who represents Hamilton County's District 7, announced earlier this month he would not seek another term at the chairman's seat. He's been in the position for three years.
"It's truly been an honor and a privilege for me to serve this body the last two sessions and nine months—nearly three terms—so I appreciate the honor this commission has bestowed on me, and I look forward to a good year going into next session," Henry said.
Several commissioners complimented Henry on his role.
"You've led us," Commissioner Warren Mackey said. "I think you've done an exceptional job. We've had a lot of turbulence and some challenges, but I think you've guided us well."
Commissioner Joe Graham said Henry's "leadership abilities" had assisted in navigating the commission in some "exciting times."
"We've picked mayors; we've picked judges; we've picked school board members," Graham said. "We've had an eventful three years, and the media has been all over us. And you've done a good job of handling the media. Thank you for what you've done."
The group will vote next week to determine who its next chairman and vice chairman will be. Commissioner Fred Skillern is the current vice chairman. Both positions serve one-year terms.
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