Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The First Monday in December.....

Went to the swearing in ceremonies for the Board of Commissioners yesterday morning.

For local elected officials, this is a day of hope, gut checks, and internal tensions related to 'the reckoning' between the ballot box and the challenges of being a voting member in shaping Guilford County government. Whether you are prepared to or not, the opportunity is there. I've experienced this day on many occasions over the past eight years and I always feel a combination of awe, fear, and honor. All and all, the first Monday in December is a special day.

Big congratulations to all commissioners who were reelected-- Bruce Davis; Carolyn Coleman, Linda Shaw, Kay Cashion and Steve Arnold.

Carolyn and Steve really served well together as chairwoman and vice-chairman of the Board. As Register of Deeds, they were very supportive and I'll still be working with them on the Board.

Paul Gibson was elected chairman. Paul has a great deal of experience and I look forward to working with him. I'm sure he'll do a good job. Skip Alston will be the vice-chairman. He's been vice several times and if he has any problems, he can call me as a former vice-chairman!

The big winner: Bannana Pudding and Barbeque.


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