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West picked as vice chair

Commissioner John West joined Board Chair Herman Baertschiger and Commissioner Dan DeYoung for his first weekly business session in his term serving as position #1 on the Josephine County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, Jan. 4, taking up the mantle of vice chair. The board started the year with a brief agenda, beginning with authorizing JoCo Emergency Management to apply for an Oregon State Fire Marshal Grant for wildfire risk reduction projects, equipment and staff . . .