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Brundidge mayor, council members take office

Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd was installed as a second-term mayor in Brundidge at an impressive ceremony at the city’s Knox Ryals Pavilion on Monday afternoon.

Pike County Probate Judge Michael Bunn administered the oath of office to Boyd and also to returning council members, Margaret Ross, District 3, who is serving a third term; and Byron Gaynor, District 4, who is serving a second term. Bunn also administered the oath of office to the council’s three new members, Douglas Holland, Distract 1; Latisher Hall, District 2; and Marilyn Rodgers, District 5. 

Following the oath of office ceremony, Boyd told the gathering of families and community members that no man is an island.

“We need each other,” the mayor said. “And, with God’s help, we can continue to grow here in Brundidge.”

Boyd expressed appreciation to an outstanding city workforce and to the dedication to their jobs and to the Brundidge community.  She also acknowledged those who positively influenced her life and provided strength and encouragement along the way.

“Not only were they important in my life but to the betterment of Brundidge,” Boyd said of her late husband, Joseph Boyd, her sister, and city servants, Delatha Mobley, Homer Homann and City Manager Britt Thomas.

Boyd encouraged those in attendance to support Brundidge merchants rather than going out of town to spend their dollars.

“We have everything but J.C. Penny and Dillard’s,” she said. “And, at the end of the day, we all love Brundidge so let’s support it.”

Council business included the appointment of Willie K. Wright as city manager and Linda Faust as city clerk.

The council appointed Mayor Boyd to the Power South Board of Trustees and Council Member District 3 Margaret Ross to the South Alabama Gas District board. Council Member District 4 Byron Gaynor will serve as mayor pro tempore.

The council did not reappoint Moses Davenport as the city’s chief of police. The council appointed Lieutenant Charles Wilson of the BPD as interim police chief.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.