Outgoing members of the Greenville City Council were recognized for their unwavering commitment and contributions to the city during a heartfelt ceremony at the latest council meeting.
Rick Smiley, Will Bell, and Mayor Pro-Tem Rose Glover were presented with tokens of appreciation and received warm embraces from their colleagues and constituents, expressing gratitude for their dedicated service.
While Bell and Smiley were unsuccessful in their bids for re-election, Glover decided not to run in this year’s municipal elections.
Smiley, reflecting on his decade-long tenure on the council, expressed immense pride and gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with remarkable individuals, working together to achieve extraordinary milestones for the community.
Bell, the youngest member to serve on Greenville’s City Council, highlighted the significant accomplishments accomplished during his six years in office. These achievements include the lowest tax rate in over five decades, attracting the city’s inaugural hotel, multiple expansions of greenways, and the resurfacing of numerous streets in the downtown area.
Glover, an exemplary representative who served an impressive 12 terms, making her the longest-tenured council member in the city’s history, received further recognition by being presented with keys to the city.
Despite their departure from the council, all three members emphasized that this is not a final farewell but merely a temporary departure. They remain committed to stay engaged with the community and to support the future growth and prosperity of Greenville.
Mayor P.J. Connelly acknowledged the tireless efforts of the departing council members, assuring the public that the city will continue to progress under the guidance of the remaining officials, focusing on the crucial aspects that shape the vibrant and thriving Greenville.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Who were the outgoing Greenville City Council members honored at the meeting?
The outgoing Greenville City Council members honored at the meeting were Rick Smiley, Will Bell, and Mayor Pro-Tem Rose Glover.
2. Did Rick Smiley, Will Bell, and Rose Glover lose their bids for re-election?
Yes, both Will Bell and Rose Glover lost their bids for re-election. Rick Smiley, on the other hand, did not run in this year’s municipal elections.
3. How long did Rose Glover serve on the Greenville City Council?
Rose Glover served on the Greenville City Council for an impressive 12 terms, making her the council’s longest-serving representative in the city’s history.
4. What were some of the accomplishments highlighted by Will Bell during his tenure?
During his six-year tenure, Will Bell highlighted several accomplishments, including achieving the lowest tax rate in over 50 years, attracting the city’s first hotel, expanding greenways multiple times, and resurfacing downtown streets.
5. Will the departing council members continue to be involved in the community?
Yes, despite leaving the council, all three members have expressed their commitment to stay engaged with the community and to support the future growth and prosperity of Greenville.