Osceola County Commissioners Viviana Janer and Cheryl Grieb took the oath of office for their second four-year terms on Tuesday.

Janer, a Democrat, won re-election two weeks ago against Republican Kissimmee City Commissioner Wanda Rentas. Grieb, also a Democrat, defeated Republican Adam Michelin. Both won in landslides.

Janer was sworn in by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

“It’s humbling to receive such overwhelming support from residents and it is an honor to continue to serve them,” Janer said. “I’m committed to improving residents’ lives by making Osceola County a better place to live work and play. That means being a champion for transportation, pushing for the creation of more affordable housing and supporting economic development, so that we create more high-wage jobs.”

Grieb, the current vice chair of the board, was sworn-in by Judge Carol Draper.

“I take pride in what I accomplished in my first term. It’s energizing to be able to take this oath and to focus on what lies ahead,” she said. “Managing our budget while continuing to move the needle on key quality of life indicators is vital. Over the next four years, I want to continue to advocate for residents: protecting our natural resources, while providing continued educational and career opportunities for all.”

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