WOODBINE — The first Camden County Commission meeting of the year Tuesday focused on key appointments.

A special called meeting was held before the regularly scheduled meeting at the old Camden County Courthouse in Woodbine to swear in new commissioners Ben Casey and Lannie Brant, as well as Jimmy Starline, who was unopposed for re-election.

Starline was appointed chairman of the board and is a member of the Camden County Solid Waste Authority, Camden County Public Service Authority, Camden County Library Board of Directors, Coastal Regional Commission and various other boards and councils. Commissioner Chuck Clark was appointed the board’s vice chairman.

Georgia Power area manager Joel Hanner was appointed to the Camden County Joint Development Authority, where he replaces chairman Charlie Smith, who chose not to serve another term.

In his application for the position, Hanner cited his longtime involvement with other economic development boards and organizations including the Camden County Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Pines Technical College board of directors.

“My formal economic development training includes completion of the Regional Economic and Leadership Development program from the Georgia Academy, and the Development Authority Board Member Basic Training course from the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute,” he said. “As a Camden County Joint Development Authority board member, I would leverage all my experiences and resources for the betterment of our community and growth.”

Dr. Sujay Patel was appointed to another six-year term on the Camden County Board of Health and Christopher Chauncey was appointed to the St. Marys River Management Committee.

Commissioners also made two appointments to the Camden County Planning & Zoning Commission, Donald Koski and Daren Pocernik.