As Chairman John Mallozzi steps down from his position as chair of the Fiscal Committee in , the announced Monday night Jay Fountain was now officially taking the reigns.
Fountain has been a member of the board since 2010. He's also a member of the Steering, Legislative & Rules and Land Use-Urban Redevelopment Committees, the latter a committee he just joined.
Board President Randall M. Skigen poked a little fun at Fountain's new found responsibilities.
"Mr. Fountain is now officially the chair of the Fiscal Committee and will be joining the Land Use Committee," Skigen said. "Congratulations—or condolences, as the case may be."
Mallozzi, who has known Fountain for about 5 years, said he couldn't be leaving the committee in better hands.
"It's in good hands, Jay was always helping me," he said. "He's always liked the pressure."
Fountain said it's really the committee itself that makes the job easy.
"There's a lot of responsibility," Fountaint said. "But there's so much help that comes from the committee, from both sides of the aisle. That's what it takes to get work done."