The Dukes County commission is set to make a slew of appointments in early January, including the Vineyard representative to the Steamship Authority.

Marc Hanover, owner of Linda Jeans Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, has been the Vineyard boat line governor since 2005. The appointment is a three-year position.

Acting county manager Noreen Mavro Flanders said this week she expected Mr. Hanover to seek reappointment. Mr. Hanover was off-Island yesterday and could not be reached for comment.

The county will advertise in local newspapers next week for the positions, which also include representatives to the Cape Light Compact and the airport commission, among others. The county commission is expected to make the appointments at its next meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.