TAVARES — Two new Lake County Commissioners will be sworn into office during an investiture ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
County Commissioners Elaine Renick, District 2, and Linda Stewart, District 4, will take the oath of office during the ceremony. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served during a welcome reception for the two newly elected Lake County officials.
Renick, who most recently served as a City of Clermont Council Member, is an ardent supporter of protecting the natural resources of Lake County. She has volunteered with a host of environmental groups including Preserve Lake County, Lake Watch, Save Our Lakes Committee and the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin Group. She has received awards from both the Sierra Club and Republicans for Environmental Protection, acknowledging her efforts to protect the environment.
A Florida native, Stewart is also a passionate protector of the environment. She has been a member of the Friends of the Wekiva, National Wildlife Association, Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, Lake County Conservation Council, Sierra Club, United States Dressage Federation, United States Equestrian Federation and Rescue Lake County.
Both distinguished women are former teachers: Renick served as a middle and high school teacher for 13 years and Stewart taught as an elementary and middle school teacher for 32 years.
The public is welcomed to attend the investiture ceremony and reception for Lake County Commissioners Renick and Stewart. Immediately following the ceremony, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting.
For more information about the investiture ceremony, call the Lake County Commission Office at (352) 343-9850.