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IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Supervisor Lisa Green-Douglass as the next board chair during an organizational meeting Tuesday.
The board also unanimously selected Supervisor Rod Sullivan to serve as vice chair.
Green-Douglass was elected to the board during a special election in January 2016. She was reelected to a full four-year term in November 2016 and again in November 2020.
She grew up in Carson, Calif., and moved to Johnson County in 1980.
Green-Douglass, who has a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Iowa, has taught at the university, Clear Creek Amana High School and Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Before being elected to the board, she worked as a Spanish language trainer.
Green-Douglass is passionate about improving availability and quality of mental health care in the county, according to her page on the Johnson County website. She was involved on several committees that created the GuideLink Center.
Sullivan was elected to the board in 2004.
He grew up near Sutliff in northeast Johnson County. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1988, he worked six years with the Department of Human Services and five years as executive director of The Arc of Johnson County.
Among his accomplishments while on the board, Sullivan includes creation of the Community ID program, rural warning sirens, the Free Tax Help program and investments in sustainability, according to his page on the Johnson County website.
The chair and vice chair positions last for one year.
Board work sessions will continue to be held at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Formal meetings will continue to be held at 9 a.m. Thursdays, except for the second Thursday of each month when the formal meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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