Commissioners say goodbye to their outgoing colleagues

by | August 23, 2018 7:25 am

Connie Jolley, who is retiring after 27 years of service as the county clerk and an additional five years as an employee of the same office, was presented with a certificate of dedication Monday night by White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson during the county commission meeting. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

White County Board of Commissioners met Aug. 20 to wrap up business and to say goodbye to outgoing colleagues.

One of the most pressing orders of business was the nomination of a county commissioner to the judicial commissioner search committee, which reviews and votes on applicants for judicial commissioners.

Stanley Neal, county commission chairman, appointed Terry Alley to the committee. Alley will then join the committee that is made up of the general sessions judge, district attorney, police chief, and the sheriff.

This committee will go through applicants and recommend two people to the county commission. The county commissioners will then vote on those two people to decide if they will be hired as judicial commissioners. This process is not expected to be completed until sometime in October.

After the appointment was made, Neal made the announcement that County Clerk Connie Jolley will be given an award for her service to White County by County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. Robinson stood and read the dedication certificate to Jolley and thanked her for her service. After 32 years in government, Jolley has decided to retire.

“It has been an honor to serve White County,” said Jolley. “Thank you.”

Both Robinson and Neal thanked all the commissioners they have worked with that are outgoing.

“It’s been a pleasure the last four years,” said Robinson. “Thank you for all of your hard work and making sure that I was doing the right thing.”

Newly elected or re-elected commissioners will take their oaths of office, on Aug. 31, with their terms officially beginning Sept. 1

Other issues discussed included:

-Vote to approve surplus donation to Northend Volunteer Fire Department

-Approve amendment to fiscal year 2019 general purpose school fund

-Approve amendment to fiscal year 2019 general fund for SRO funding

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