MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive George Borello spoke with gratitude and humility as he thanked a courthouse full of friends and supporters immediately after being sworn in as the Eighth County Executive on Monday.
Borrello was pleased to see a room full of supporters, colleagues, family, and friends, some of whom dated back to his high school years.
“Friends of mine from high school, including Judge Foley, were here,” said Borrello. “It touched me that they were here.”
The newly sworn-in executive said, going forward, he hopes to continue work started under Vince Horrigan’s administration, but will also implement new ideas along the way.
“It’s about getting people prepared for the agenda that we’re hoping to move forward,” Borrello said. “I want to have a united front not just with county employees but, also, elected officials.”
County Clerk Larry Barmore was sworn in for his second term.
Moments after taking the oath, Barmore thanked the audience for their support and trust in his abilities as county clerk.
“When you’re running for a countywide office, it’s a very difficult thing to do,” said Barmore. “You have no idea how difficult it is until you’ve done it, much less when you’ve done it twice.”
“Without your support, I couldn’t of done it, so I just want to thank you for your help.”
Barmore said there is still a lot of work to be done in the clerk’s office.
Recently, as clerk, Barmore made improvements to Jamestown’s DMV by moving its location from the South County Office Building to 512 W. 3rd St. Since the move, Barmore said the location is more efficient with shorter wait times for customers.
In the past year, Barmore has also made improvements to electronic case filing for attorneys, which saves them time and money. The improvements also saves taxpayers money because it is more efficient for the clerk’s staff to deal with digital files instead of paper.