The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Dawn Jordan, Berne’s newest council member, signs her name on an oath of office before the re-organizational meeting on New Year’s Day. Anita Clayton, right, swore the oath of office and officially started her first term as the town clerk. Jordan was a planning board member and serves as secretary of the Helderberg Hilltowns Association. Jordan lost a bid for the seat she now occupies when, in 2011, she was third in a four-way race. The top vote-getter in that race, Bonnie Conklin, resigned in November.