Sean McGuire, the Green Hills representative who managed to stay out of contentious citywide issues during his first term and made few remarks on the floor, is the new chair of the Metro Council’s Budget and Finance Committee.
Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors announced her committee appointments Tuesday evening. McGuire, re-elected in August to his District 25 seat, replaces At-large Councilwoman Megan Barry as the council’s most powerful committee chair. At-large Councilman Ronnie Steine chaired the Budget and Finance Committee before Barry.
Other Neighbors’ committee appointments are:
Tim Garrett –– Charter Revision Committee
Jerry Maynard –– Codes, Fair and Farmers Market Committee
Charlie Tygard –– Convention, Tourism and Public Entertainment Facilities Committee
Lonnell Matthews Jr. –– Education Committee
Sandra Moore –– Federal Grants Review Committee
Edith Langster –– Health, Hospitals and Social Services Committee
Darren Jernigan –– Parks, Library and Recreation Committee
Bo Mitchell –– Public Safety-Beer and Regulated Beverages Committee
Walter Hunt –– Public Works Committee
Ronnie Steine –– Rules-Confirmations-Public Elections Committee
Buddy Baker –– Transportation and Aviation Committee
The council will elect chairs of the Traffic and Parking, and Planning, Zoning and Historical committees.
Each year, committee chairs are subject to change, with the exception of those of Traffic and Parking, and Planning, Zoning and Historical committees, which are chosen by council members to serve two-year terms.
“I am pleased that these individuals have agreed to take a leadership role in next year’s Metro Council,” Neighbors said in a statement.
The first meeting of the newly elected 2011-15 council is Oct. 4.