Griffin appointed to Brundidge City Council

Published 3:23 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Brundidge City Council has appointed Michelle Griffin to complete the unexpired council term of her father, the late Arthur Lee Griffin.

Griffin died unexpectedly on October 22, 2019. Griffin had represented District 2 on the council for 27 years.

Michelle Griffin, age 26, will be the youngest person to serve on the council. She is a lifetime resident of Brundidge and a Pike County High School graduate. She is a teller at First National Bank Brundidge.

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“We are looking forward to having Michelle on the council,” said Mayor Isabell Boyd. “She is very capable and will be an asset to the council and to the community.”

Griffin said, when she was approached by the mayor about the possibility of fulfilling her father’s term, she had to give the opportunity a lot of thought.

“The more I thought about it, I realized it would make my dad proud,” Griffin said. “Knowing that, I decided serving out his term would be the right thing for me to do.”

Griffin said being on the council will be a learning process. First, she will need to familiarize herself with city projects underway and then begin to look for ways she can contribute.

“Growing business and providing more opportunities for young people are things I would like to see us do,” she said. “We need to make Brundidge more kid-friendly. But we also need to have activities for people of all ages.”

Griffin said Pike County Elementary and Pike County High are “awesome” schools and that is a plus for Brundidge.

“For a town our size, Brundidge has too much crime,” she said. “We need to find ways to cut down on crime.”

Griffin said her goal as a council member is to do what would make her father proud.

As for seeking election on her own, Griffin said, “I’ll just have to see how everything goes.”

She will be sworn into office by Brundidge Municipal Judge Don Dickert at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Brundidge City Council will meet immediately following. The Brundidge Christmas Parade will be at 6:30 on Main Street.