Last year, while reviewing its policies and procedures, the board
voted to make it possible for a chairman to serve two terms
As a result, on Dec. 3, Robert Farmer was voted the first board
member permitted two consecutive terms as chairman. His election to
that position makes a total of three, two-year terms as chairman.
Farmer served his first chairmanship beginning in December 2006.
Freshman board member Terry Carlton was seated as chair in 2008, and
Farmer was seated again in 2010.
The board composition did not change with the November election.
Other county board members are Andy Anderson, Rick Aylesworth, Kevin
Bateman, Terry Carlton, David R. Hepler, Bill Martin, Andrew
Meister, Patrick O'Neill, M. Gene Rohlfs, Charles Ruben and Jan
The board has 12 committees that meet monthly: Airport, Road and
Bridge, Buildings and Grounds, Planning and Zoning, Law Enforcement,
Emergency Management Agency, Coroner, Paramedics Ambulance,
Executive/Economic Development, Animal Control, Finance, and
Insurance and Legislative. Personnel meets quarterly, and Liquor and
Safety meet as needed.
Board members also serve as liaisons to several other agencies or
groups where the county has interests: Board of Health, waste
management, workforce investment, tourism, Main Street, government
education, development partnership, chamber of commerce, General
Assembly, Community Action, business startup, ETSB/911, and regional
The board chairman makes the committee and liaison assignments
and can even recommend the formation of new committees or task
forces as needed. Assignments are made in accordance with individual
capabilities, availability and experience with governmental
procedures and processes. Typically assignments are reviewed at the
end of the first year, but changes may be made anytime and
occasionally do occur during the year.
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Five board members are assigned to each committee, plus the
chairman also serves on each committee. To save costs, where
possible, most of the monthly committees are set up to have two
committees that meet on the same night back-to-back, and those two
committees usually have the same committeemen.
All of the board members are expected to attend the board of
whole and adjourned sessions each month as well.
During the Logan County Board's session on Dec. 18, members
approved Farmer's committee assignments 10-1, with O'Neill the lone
"no" vote and Schumacher absent.
Logan County board members, committee assignments
Also available every day in the Community section at
(Go to the Community section on the front, click on the graphic
heading, then click on the top item, "Addresses of city and county
officials," and click on "county.")