Tucker says goodbye to county commission

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In a fitting gesture, Ken Tucker made the motion to adjourn his last meeting Tuesday as a Marengo County commissioner.

After 12 years of service, Tucker chose not to seek reelection. He plans to continue working as dean of the University of West Alabama’s business school.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Marengo County,” Tucker said.

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Tucker said he has always admired the commission’s ability to work together.

“We have always been able to state our differences professionally and come to an agreement in the best interest of the people of the county,” he said.

District 1 Commissioner Freddie Armstead spoke about working with Tucker on projects over the years.

“We have had a great working relationship,” Armstead told the outgoing commissioner.

District 3 Commissioner John Crawford, Jr. thanked Tucker for being a mentor to him and for teaching him about the office.

“We will miss you, but I have your phone number,” Crawford said with a chuckle.

In other business, the commission approved the hiring of three employees in the revenue commission office including Wanda Garner, collections clerk; Tammy Freeman, assessing clerk; and Lori Eaves, assessing clerk.