New TCS board member chosen as Edwards leaves

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Troy City Council accepted the resignation of one school board member and appointed a replacement during the council’s meeting Tuesday evening.

Troy City Schools Board of Education Chair Dr. Judson Edwards wrote the council Tuesday he didn’t feel he had the time necessary needed to provide adequate attention and leadership as a board member.

“Thus, due to my commitments to both family and professional duties as Dean of the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, it is in the best interest of Troy City Schools to replace me … ,” Edwards wrote.

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Edwards was appointed to the board by the council at the recommendation of District 4 Councilman Johnny Witherington and Tuesday night, the council again followed Witherington’s recommendation by appointing Mark Salmon to the board.

Salmon’s term on the board, effective Tuesday, will run through May 31, 2018.

Salmon holds a B.S. in Industrial Education and an MBA. He is currently the system-wide director of physical plant operations for Troy University.

He is also an executive board member for the Alabama-Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Troy Rotary Club and a board member for the Troy City Schools Education Foundation.

Salmon has eight children and his family attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Also at the council meeting, members voted to allow for the removal of nuisance weeds to be removed at 114 Smith St. with the cost assessed to property owners; to remove dilapidated buildings at 815 E. Academy St. and 105 Henderson Drive with the cost assessed to property owners; and to enter into contracts for services with 14 Troy/Pike County entities – Alabama Cooperative Extension, Boys and Girls Clubs of Pike and Surrounding Counties, the Christian Love Center, OCAP, Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Pike County Economic Development Corporation, Pike County EMA, Pike County Health Department, Pike County Juvenile Court, Pike County Soil and Water Conservation, Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Seniors Foundation, Abstinence in Motion and Troy-Pike Cultural Arts.

The next scheduled meeting for the Troy City Council is Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.