Judith M. Froman has been elected to take the center seat as the new chairman of the Bourne Board of Selectmen.

Ms. Froman was elected Tuesday night, May 28, during the board’s first meeting following the town’s annual election on May 21. She takes over for recently reelected Selectman Peter J. Meier.

In stepping aside as chairman, Mr. Meier encouraged his fellow selectmen to continue to work together and embrace a team concept.

“When it comes to solving problems,” he said, “study after study shows that the most effective select boards aren’t built by individual genius, but on the diverse group that trusts and respects one another.”

Ms. Froman said she was excited to be chairing the select board. She said her main objectives as chairman will be to articulate the board’s goals, prioritize policy needs, delegate specific responsibilities to board members, and “move Bourne forward in a positive direction, minimizing distractions and obstructionist behavior.”

“We have a lot going on, a lot of balls in the air, and we’re pretty excited about it,” she said.

Also elected as part of the board’s reorganization Tuesday night was James L. Potter to vice chairman. He takes over from Ms. Froman, who has served in that capacity for the past year.

George G. Slade, also recently reelected to the board, was named the board’s clerk, replacing Mr. Potter in that position.

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