Newly elected officials will be sworn into office

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Newly elected Town Council members Arne Jorgensen and Jonathan Schechter will be sworn into office next Monday, January 7 at 9am. It will be straight to work for both of them as the town will meet later that day for a workshop at 3pm and its regular meeting at 6pm.

Municipal Judge Melissa Owens perform the honors at a special ceremony in the Town Hall’s Council Chambers. Judge Owens will administer the Oath of Office prescribed by the State of Wyoming. This ceremony is expected to last approximately 20 minutes and the public is welcome to attend.

Jorgensen and Schechter were elected to the Town Council in the 2018 General Election. During the 6pm regular evening meeting there will be Resolutions of Appreciation for outgoing Town Council members Bob Lenz and Don Frank.

At the county, a swearing in ceremony will take place Monday, January 7 at 8:30am in Judge James Radda’s courtroom.

Judge Radda will swear in the following to office:

  • Katie Smits for the position of Teton County Treasurer
  • Melissa Shinkle for the position of Teton County Assessor
  • Erin Weisman for the position of Teton County and Prosecuting Attorney
  • Anne Comeaux Sutton for the position of Teton County Clerk of the District Court
  • Matt Carr for the position of Teton County Sheriff
  • Brent Blue for the position of Teton County Coroner
  • Luther Propst, Mark Newcomb and Mark Barron for the position of Teton County Commissioner
  • Sherry Daigle for the position of Teton County Clerk

In addition, Teton County Commissioners Greg Epstein, Natalia D. Macker, and Mark Newcomb will be hosting a farewell and thank you gathering for outgoing Commissioners Smokey Rhea and Paul Vogelheim on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

The gathering will take place in the Showroom at the Wort from 5:00-6:30pm. There will be a cash bar, and the public is welcome.

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