Wilbur Dean has started work this week as the assistant to County Coordinator Fred Moody.
Dean was among 13 applicants for the position. Moody, who may retire from his position in the next few years interviewed the top applicants and settled on Dean.
The slot being filled by Dean has been vacant since the retirement of Dick Tummond three years ago.
Dean, a farmer who recently received a CARES Award for using sound environmental and conservation practices on his farm, is no stranger to the Board of County Commissioners administrative office.