Cache County Council’s newest representative was sworn into office at noon on January 7th, officially beginning his four-year term.
Paul Borup represents Logan District 4 and this will be his first time holding an elected office. Borup will serve in the seat previously held by Greg Merrill.
The new Councilmen says he’s humbled and excited to attend his first meeting and plans on getting the lay of the land by listening and learning.
“I’ve been following things, studying and reading up on what’s been done,” Borup said. “There’s a lot of history and, fortunately, a lot of good institutional knowledge with the rest of the council. So it’s really just taking their lead and making sure you understand the issues.”
Northeast District Councilwoman Gina Worthen, Southwest District Councilman Gordon Zilles and County Executive Craig Buttars also took their oaths of office. All three are returning for another four-year term.
Buttars says he is looking forward to the new year and working with the Council on behalf of Cache Valley residents.
“We’ve got seven individuals that are there for the right reasons,” Buttars said. “They want to serve the public. They don’t really have any hidden agendas. They’re looking for whatever is best for Cache County and I think that’s the right reason to be involved in public service.”
The Council will conduct its first meeting of the year at 5 p.m. on January 8th in the Cache County Historic Courthouse at 199 N. Main St. in Logan.