The first Monday of January saw incumbent and new county officials take their oaths of office. That included new Door County Sheriff Tammy Sternard, a veteran deputy who now heads the department. Sternard opted to keep intact the administrative team that served under Steve Delarwelle. She sees them all as assets to their common mission.
Over in Kewaunee County, Sheriff Matt Joski took his fourth oath of office. Joski says this oath was as thrilling for him as the first one, especially with the challenges ahead.
The swearing in of county officials came the same day as the inauguration of Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and members of the state legislature.