Forney is 2022 commission president

Morgan County Commissioner Sean Forney will act as the county’s Commission President this year, taking on the role that Joel Tuttle has held for five years. During the commission’s first meeting of 2022 last Wednesday, January 5, Tuttle said he was ready for someone else to take the president’s title. He nominated Forney, who just started his fourth year on the commission. With a unanimous vote, Forney took the gavel and shifted to the president’s seat to run the meeting.

Morgan County Commissioners Bill Clark, Sean Forney and Joel Tuttle started 2022 by electing Forney, center, as commission president on January 5.

Commissioners approved their meeting schedule for 2022, continuing their general practice of meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. They also set additional budget meetings in March, Board of Equalization hearings in February and election-related meetings that include canvassing primary and general election results in May and November.

Each commissioner serves as the county’s appointee on a variety of agency boards. Commissioners approved that list of board assignments at their January 5 meeting.

Sean Forney sits on the county’s Economic Development Authority board, the Emergency Medical Services Board, 911 Advisory Board, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Morgan County Fire Board.

Bill Clark sits on the county’s Planning Commission, the regional Workforce Investment Board, Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition, Region 9 Planning & Development Council, HOME Consortium and Bath Development Authority. Clark also sits on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club and Senior Life Services, but not as a county appointee.

Joel Tuttle represents the county on the Parks & Recreation board, Farmland Protection Board, Criminal Community Corrections Board, Travel Berkeley Springs and the county’s Unsafe Structure Board.