Orlando Observer – Frank Torres
During Monday’s meeting of the Osceola Board of County Commissioners, Viviana Janer was elected the Chairperson of the Commission, becoming the first Hispanic Female commissioner to do so.
“This is such an honor and a privilege” said Janer “I look forward to the year ahead. We’re on a good roll here in Osceola with getting things done and we’re going to continue that moving forward.”
She takes over for Commissioner Brendan Arrington who served as Chairman of the Commission for 2015. The Board has taken up several big issues in the county including increases on expenditures tied to infrastructure, equality ordinances, and attempting to raise the living wage. Osceola county continues to grow with it’s neighbors in the region and has been working on initiatives in transportation, development, and tourism with Orange and Seminole counties.
Janer was first elected in 2014, and also serves on several regional boards including Metroplan Orlando and the tourism development council.
District 4 Commissioner Cheryl Grieb was elected Vice-Chair.