New Livingston County Board Chair Marty Fannin talks with Judge Jennifer Bauknecht.
By Todd Wineburner
Marty Fannin was selected last night as the new chair of the Livingston County Board. Fannin was nominated for the leadership post along with Tim Shafer and newcomer Carolyn Gerwin. A first vote didn’t garner any candidate enough votes to win the seat, so Gerwin withdrew her name, and Fannin was selected by a vote of 13 to 10. When it comes to the challenges facing the board, Fannin says it’s not hard to recognize the board’s top concern--the budget, with borrowing a particular area of focus. In other action, Carl Borngasser was selected vice-chair. Committee appointments will be made this week and posted to the county website—Livingstoncountyil.gov.