The SCDOT Commission held its first meeting of the new year on Thursday, January 27, and the key item on the agenda was the election of officers.
Commissioners elected Vice-Chairman Gene Branham (Dist. 5) to serve as Chairman, and Commissioner Tony Cox (Dist. 7) was elected Vice-Chairman. Both were elected by acclamation.
Upon election, Chairman-elect Branham said 2022 would be a challenging year with the federal dollars coming to the state, but he had complete confidence in the SCDOT team and looked forward to serving in his new role.
Vice-Chair-elect Cox thanked the Commission for allowing him to serve again.
Commissioner Barnwell Fishburne (Dist. 6) said that it had been a privilege to serve as Chairman and he looked forward to continuing his service on the Commission.