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BOCC elects new officers

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 21, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) elected its new officers that will preside for one year. The new officers for the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 are as follows: Chairman John Allocco, Vice Chairman Steve Champion, and Second Vice Chairman Jeff Holcomb.

BOCC elects new officers, welcomes re-elected/newly elected commissioners

Additionally, Hernando County would like to recognize its re-elected and newly elected Hernando County Commissioners. The following commissioners were officially sworn in at today’s BOCC meeting:

District 1 representative, Commissioner Elizabeth Narverud, is a newly elected commissioner serving her first term. Commissioner Narverud previously served on the Hernando County School Board from 2014 to 2018 and has been a resident in Hernando County since 1987. She and her husband Marty have owned and operated a multi-store Dominos franchise in both Hernando and Pasco counties for the past 30 years. Commissioner Narverud and her husband are proud parents of three children.

District 3 representative, Commissioner John Allocco, is a re-elected commissioner serving his second four-year term. Commissioner Allocco received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports sciences from the University of Florida and his Master of Physical Therapy and post graduate certification from the University of St. Augustine. He is the owner and rehab director of Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center in Spring Hill and has been a resident of Hernando County since 1999. He and his wife, Randi, have two adult children, two school-aged daughters and several grandchildren.

District 5 representative, Commissioner Steve Champion, is a re-elected commissioner serving his second four-year term. Commissioner Champion received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hamilton University. He owns two businesses in Brooksville (firearm sales and military police supplies) and is a fifth generation Brooksville/Hernando County resident. Commissioner Champion has five children: son Christopher, a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, daughter Kara, a soon-to-be graduate of UCF with her bachelor’s degree in 2020, and three school-age children.

The BOCC is the chief legislative body in the County. It meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m., with the first Tuesday reserved for workshops, as needed. The BOCC meets in the John Law Ayers Room located on the first floor of the Hernando County Government Center located at 20 North Main Street in Brooksville.

The five county commissioners are elected for four-year terms by the voters at large and represent the geographical district in which they reside. The BOCC approves the county budget, adopts local ordinances and resolutions and establishes policies which govern Hernando County and ensure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens.

Visit www.HernandoCounty.us to learn more.

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