The Kent County Levy Court held its annual elections at its legislative meeting on Tuesday evening. Commissioner Brooks Banta ran unopposed for the office of president and was re-elected for another two-year term.
Commissioner Bradley Eaby was nominated and ran unopposed for the post of vice president.
Eaby will be replacing Allen Angel, who will be running for the position of second vice president of the National Association of Counties. NACO is an organization that represents all of the nation's counties.
"It will be an honor for Kent County to have a representative on that board," said Banta.
If Angel wins that seat this will be the first time in years that the Northeastern corridor of the country has had a representative on the board.
Members of the Levy Court sent Angel off with a fond farewell.
"I hope to do half the job that he did," Eaby said. "He was always an advocate for his constituents and was very committed to Levy Court."
Members of past boards also came out to wish Angel well. Former Commissioner Harold Brode stepped up to the podium to offer public comment.
"The four years that I was on the commission, Allan was nothing but great to me," Brode said. "I wish you nothing but success in your endeavor to become NACO second vice president."
Levy Court also appointed county attorneys during the meeting. Bill Pepper was appointed as Levy Court attorney, while Mary Sherlock was appointed as row office attorney. Noel Primos was appointed as assessment attorney, and Rebecca Kidner was appointed as motions attorney.
The next committee meeting of the Kent County Levy Court will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Levy Court Chambers.