Four new faces to The Woodlands Township board of directors were sworn in at the Nov. 30 meeting, joining members Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Ann Snyder and Bob Milner.

Each of the exiting board members received a proclamation and monogrammed axe thanking them for their service to The Woodlands Township before stepping down from their seats. The departing members were Gordy Bunch, Bruce Rieser, John Anthony Brown and Jason J. Nelson.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack administered the oath of office for all four incoming directors—Kyle Watson, Linda Nelson, Richard Franks, and Brad Bailey—before they took their place at the dais.

Using a written ballot system, board members then voted on appointing officers, which are renewed on a yearly basis and are not tied to specific positions.

Ann Snyder was elected chair of the board; Kyle Watson was elected vice chair; Linda Nelson was elected as secretary; and Richard Franks was elected as treasurer.

According to the township website, the next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands.