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Supervisor Cedell Brooks, Jr., returned to his first meeting of the Board of Supervisors since he was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke on Nov. 22. His colleagues and others present in the room gave a standing ovation to heartily welcome him back.
Brooks said he was grateful to be back and thanked his colleagues and county staff for their help and
support, along with many others in the community who had wished him well with support and prayers.
“I made a decision to not be chairman, but to heal,” Brooks said. “Being chairman is a stressful job.
“I’m back, I may not be 100 percent, but going to give it a go.”
Brooks had been elected chairman of the board in January, but had sent word indicating he had declined to accept the position due to his need to recuperate from his recent illness. As a result, on Feb. 15 Joe Grzeika was elected chairman, with Brooks being elected vice chairman.