The County Council unanimously elected C. Vernon Gray as chairman Monday.
It is the fourth time he has held the post, but the first since 1987.
Republican Charles Feaga was also nominated for the council chairmanship -- by fellow Republican and council newcomer Darrel Drown -- but declined.
The council then unanimously voted for Gray.
Gray's nominator, outgoing council chairwoman Shane Pendergrass, was elected chairwoman of the Zoning Board, also unanimously, although Feaga stated his reservations that he hasn't "always been pleased in the past" with Pendergrass's performance.