Ellis looking to move the county forward
“I always want to keep the citizens informed and be transparent and honest .” -County Chairman Keith Ellis
Newton County’s new Board of Commissioners Chairman is positive about the future of the county and looking forward to working with the board as a team player.
Keith Ellis was swornin as the new BOC Chair- man by Probate Court Judge Henry Baker at a ceremony held in the historic courthouse on Dec. 20.
With one hand raised and the other on his mother’s Bible, backed by his wife Sherrie and his two daughters Courtney and Charity, Ellis took an oath of office to lead the citizens of the county.
A day after being sworn-in, Ellis, 53, said he was excited to serve the citizens of the county.
“I felt a tremendous sense of what the job would entail and the obligation I have to serve the people of Newton County,” he said. “As I was sworn-in with my family there and on my mother’s Bible, it made me more determined to do the best possible job that I can do for the people of Newton County.”
“There are 100,000 citizens who are looking to us to lead them out of what has been the worst
Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman-elect Keith Ellis is sworn in Thursday by Newton County Probate Court Judge Henry Baker. Ellis ran against Marcus Jordan and will officially take office Jan. 1, 2013.