Meeks seeks to fill District 2 vacancy

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Greg Meeks, a lifelong resident of Troy, announces his candidacy for the Troy City Councilman District 2 position. Greg has lived in Troy for 52 years and graduated from Charles Henderson High School in 1978. He then continued his education in Troy and graduated from Troy State University in 1982 with a degree in accounting. He has since then been employed with Meeks Termite and Pest Control and has been the owner and operator of the business for the past 18 years. In 2007, Greg formed Greg Meeks Companies, LLC. Greg is married to Tami Caldwell Meeks of Brundidge. Tami is employed as a reading coach at Goshen Elementary School where she has worked for the past 21 years. They have two children, Chrissy, age 24, and Martin, age 19.

Greg has an extensive record of civic, church, and volunteer involvement in the Troy and Pike County communities. He is a member of First Baptist Church where he has served on the fellowship committee and in the Sunday school records department. He is presently a member of the Hawkins/Singleton Sunday School Class. Greg is an active member of the Troy Rotary Club and served on the board of directors for the Rotary Club during 1995-1996. He is also a member of the Alabama Pest Control Association and served on the association’s board of directors during 2011-2012. Greg is a member of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and presently serves on the board of directors for the chamber. Some of his other civic involvements include serving on the Pike County Industrial Board and being a member of the Troy University Alumni Association. He has also served on the Pike County Junior Miss Board of Directors.

“I have had the desire to run for the Troy City Council for the past 10 years because I want the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I believe in our community and love the area and the people that call Troy ‘home’. I feel that I have the business background and experience necessary to help continue the growth and welfare of our city. I would feel very honored and privileged to serve as councilman for District 2,” Meeks said.

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The election for city councilman District 2 will be held in August 2012.

This announcement was submitted by local candidate Greg Meeks.