Norris joins commission
By AMY GAREIS
News-Herald Staff Writer
CADIZ - Newly minted Harrison County Commissioner Dale Norris completed his first day on the job and said he is excited about his role in helping to lead the county.
Norris officially began his term Jan. 2 and said he was “nervous but excited” about his first meeting this past Wednesday.
“I enjoy working with people and seeing what we can do best for the people of Harrison County.”
Norris said he wants to focus on economic development, maintaining buildings and structures and working with county employees during his tenure.
“Hey, government’s got to work for the people, and it’s got to work best for the people. That’s why I’m here,” he commented.
A Cadiz native, he is 1976 graduate of Cadiz High School but is known for his work with the county highway department. He began in 1982 and became superintendent 15 years later, and he held that position until he retired in 2010. He is married to wife, Amy, and has two sons, Donald and Nathan. In addition to his county work, he had been active with the county Agricultural Society from 1992-96 and served as vice president from 1993-96 before resigning in 1997 to hold his highway superintendent’s post. He was also president of the Harrison County Baseball Association for three years and a member of the Cadiz Baseball Association for 18 years, the latter of which he was president for eight years.
Norris said his experience with the county department provides an understanding of area needs and he hopes to parlay that into his new role as commissioner.
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