Pitkin said he is phasing ownership of his log home construction business to his son and will spend his time getting up to speed with town and county issues.
"The first step for me is to start learning and listening," Pitkin said shortly after taking the oath of office. "I appreciate the support of the board and look forward to working with them as it should be."
Shortly after appointing Pitkin to the post of supervisor, the town board also passed a resolution making him the chief financial officer as well.
Pitkin said that he plans on becoming an active representative for Thurman at the county board of supervisors as soon as possible.