“Over the past several years, we've budgeted in some technology improvements; some upgraded equipment and upgraded software,” Williams said. “We're moving toward putting all of that together for this coming year. We're going to open up our computer systems to allow some of the departments to view their records, where previously they'd have to request those from our office.”
He said he also looks forward to working with Mayor James Kalb and Portsmouth City Council to update current personnel policies and upgrade the personnel manual.
“We're also looking to work with the mayor's office and City Council on getting some better numbers - or at least trying to get the numbers better in order for the upcoming budget year, and mainly for the future. Trying to do some more progressive planning,” Williams said.
Kirsch called the ceremony a “personal pleasure,” because Williams had his start in public service working in Kirsch's office.
“That is a great man to work for. He is a good role model for myself in public service, and a good man to have the kids in Scioto County entrusted in as a judge. We're very fortunate,” Williams said.
After being sworn in by Kirsch, with his wife by his side, Williams took a moment also to officially swear in his staff.
RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 235.