Sturgis resident and former mayor John Dobberteen was selected Wednesday to succeed Rick Shaffer as chairman of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.
By unanimous vote, the 53-year-old Dobberteen was chosen to preside over the five-member board for 2013. As chairman, Dobberteen’s primary duty will require him to facilitate the board’s twice-a-month meetings.
Dobberteen, a plumbing inspector, joined the board in 1999.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Robin Baker garnered a 3-2 vote to serve as vice-chair. Commissioner Rick Shaffer nominated Al Balog, but Baker, Dobberteen and Commissioner Don Eaton won out with their choice.