Temporary chair since May 7, John Anzivino's peers on the Stoughton Board of Selectman voted Tuesday night to give him the permanent title.
Steve Anastos nominated Anzivino. Both were elected to the board in 2008, and reelected in 2011. With no other nominations, Cynthia Walsh, Bob O'Regan and T.J. Recupero joined Anastos to vote for Anzivino, in what was a unanimous decision.
"I thank the board for their support and I certainly hope to live up to their confidence over the next year," Anzivino said.
Anzivino succeeds John Stagnone, who served as chairman for the previous two years. Stagnone chose not to run for reelection this year, instead focusing his efforts in restoring the State Theatre in the downtown.
With the full board not present for the May 7 meeting (the first meeting after the April 30 Town Election), Anzivno was named interim chair until the full board would vote May 21.
Selectmen also voted Walsh to remain vice chair Tuesday night. O'Regan nominated Walsh, with unanimous support from the board.
Walsh has served on the board from 1980-1982, and again beginning in 2009.
The Stoughton School Committee will also decide its chair and vice chair for the coming year, with School Committee reorganization scheduled to take place at the end of June. Deborah Sovinee is the current chair and Joyce Husseini is the vice chair.