A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS HONORING MELINDA MCLARNON, ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BUTTS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN THE RESOLUTION; TO AUTHORIZE THE CLERK OF BUTTS COUNTY TO ATTEST ALL DOCUMENTS; AND FOR OTHER LAWFUL PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, Melinda McLarnon was appointed as the Executive Director of the Butts County Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and charged with the responsibility to manage, develop and grow the organization in a manner which enhanced the business and commercial climate of Butts County, Georgia, and;

WHEREAS, Melinda McLarnon has, for the past 22 years, encouraged the development of new businesses and the retention and growth of existing businesses within the County, all of which play a pivotal role in the strength and vitality of the community, and;

WHEREAS, Melinda McLarnon has been a significant contributor to various causes and initiatives which have enhanced the community, including co-chairing the Griffin Tech Campus for Butts County project; spearheading community events such as the annual Chamber Golf Tournament; Halloween on Second Street; the Jackson Alive Fall Festival and the Annual Christmas Parade; presiding over the Rotary Club of Jackson-Butts County; promoting Butts County, its cities, attractions and venues, and;

WHEREAS, Melinda McLarnon, having been an honorable steward of the public trust and a tireless advocate for Butts County, has elected to retire from her position as Executive Director of the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, now, therefore be it;

RESOLVED, the Commission hereby declares that the foregoing preamble and whereas provisions set forth hereinabove constitute, and shall be considered to be, substantive provisions of this Resolution and are hereby incorporated by reference into this provision.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commission, through this Resolution, does hereby honor and recognize Melinda McLarnon for her numerous contributions to the betterment of Butts County and commends her for her service on the occasion of her retirement, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board authorizes the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to sign this Resolution on their behalf and to authorize the Clerk of Butts County to attest this document and spread this resolution upon the minutes of the Board of Commissioners.

Adopted in open session this 14thDay of May, 2018

/S/ Chairman Russ Crumbley

/S/ Michael Brewer, Clerk of Butts County Georgia

Motion: Rivers K
Second: Henderson R
Disp: Pass 5-0
Author: Brewer M