Brundidge mayor speaks at Brown Bag event

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Newly elected Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd was the guest speaker at the Brown Bag luncheon Tuesday at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.

Boyd, who has 23 years of service on the Brundidge City Council, said she welcomes the challenges that await her as mayor of the town of 2,000.

“Brundidge is my home,” Boyd said.  “I have lived here all of my life. My husband, Joe, and I raised our two sons here. This is home and I love home.”

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Boyd said her goal is to continue the development and growth of Brundidge.

“The City of Brundidge is in good shape financially,” Boyd said. “The previous administration has done a good job. Nothing was left slacking.”

Body said 18 of the years she served on the Brundidge City Council were as mayor pro-tem and she is looking forward to serving the city as its mayor.

Boyd is the current president of the Brundidge Business Association and has worked with East Central Mental Health for 40 years.

“If you do any job for 40 years, you’ve got to love it,” she said.

Body said it will take the entire Brundidge community to continue the city’s forward movement.

“No man is an island and I can’t do anything alone,” she said. “I will be accessible to the people. We will have a mayor’s office at City Hall and I will be in communication with Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas on a daily basis. I want to stay informed about what is going on in Brundidge and of any issues that would affect our city and our citizens.”

Boyd cited the need for more citizens to participate in the city’s nutrition program and more diversity in the city recreation program as items of immediate interest.

“Not all of our young people play baseball, football and basketball,” she said.

“We need to offer programs for those that are interested in other things such as art and music.”

She also mentioned a summer work program for youths age 16 and 18 and pledged to continue to seek funding for body cameras for the Brundidge Police Department.

Boyd said her interest is in every citizen of Brundidge and her commitment is to continue to move Brundidge forward.