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Lyons City Clerk Recognized

Lyons City Clerk Recognized Lyons City Clerk Recognized

Lyons City Clerk Lynn Rowland missed an item for the agenda for the May City Council meeting, but it wasn’t for lack of attentiveness by the clerk who has served the City of Lyons for 21 years. Mayor Willis NeSmith and the City Council went behind Rowland’s back, so to speak, to prepare a proclamation honoring her for the 52nd Annual Professional Municipal Clerk Week, May 4 – 8. As an agent of the oldest offices of public service, Rowland provides a vital professional link between citizens, the local governing bodies and other government agencies. The Council recognized Rowland for her dedicated service to anyone seeking assistance or information from the City office. Rowland responded: “I was not expecting this. I’m honored to be recognized. Not many people really enjoy their career and I can honestly say I have never hated getting up and coming to work. I feel very blessed!” Rowland said, “I have seen the City advance in modern technology which always makes our jobs easier. When I started, the City operated under a mayor-run City. Now, the City operates under a city manager-run City that was a big adjustment to everyone, but I have to say it was a good change. Change is hard no matter what kind it is, but I have to say the City of Lyons is like our family and we always get through it with being better on the other side.”

Rowland continued, “I love the support I always get from the mayor, council, city manager, my staff and the other City employees. I have grown to love and enjoy getting to know the Lyons citizens throughout the years. Without my staff I could not make my office work nearly as good as it does. Trusting them with their jobs leaves me able to concentrate on my job duties, which is a big relief.”

City Manager Jason Hall said, “Lynn is a vital part of the success of all the City's departments. She is dedicated to her job and that dedication shows. She is the first to arrive and the last to leave. Her office is always open for both employees and the Council. Her knowledge of the inner workings of each department is very valuable. Her attitude is a breath of fresh air.”

In further business at the brief Council meeting, Main Street Director Daphne Walker invited the Council to the Lyons Morning Perks, Wednesday morning, May 12 from 8 to 10, at the French Flea, at 164 South State Street.

Michele Johnson, Director of Greater Vidalia Chamber and the Toombs County Development Authority reported on the continued from page

agency's activities. Nominations are being accepted through May 30 for the 2021-22 Leadership Greater Vidalia youth and adult classes. Nominees for these programs should demonstrate leadership and an interest in learning more about the Toombs and Montgomery areas. There is an eight month commitment to the program, and graduates should continue to make active contributions to the community. Information is available at https://www.

The Development Authority is working with local companies and economic officials to evaluate the natural gas infrastructure needs throughout the five-county area of Emanuel, Montgomery, Treutlen, Toombs and Wheeler. The Authority is asking companies that use natural gas to provide information about the current and projected use of natural gas. This information will be kept confidential and will help with economic development in the area.

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