There was uncertainty but no surprise as Los Alamos County Council appointed a new chair Tuesday night. Mike Wismer, a political independent, was the unanimous choice to become the next chairman, moving up after serving as vice chair last year.
He succeeds former chair Mike Wheeler who attended the meeting in a wheelchair after a ski hill accident over the holidays.
Moments later, Sharon Stover was nominated and unanimously elected vice chair.
Selecting a new chair and vice chair on the council occurs at the beginning of every year.