Our local governing body consists of six council members and a mayor, all of whom are elected at-large by qualified voters residing inside the town limits. Elections occur in even-numbered years, with members serving staggered four-year terms. A vice-mayor is elected by the council each January from its membership. The 2019 council membership is as follows:
Collin Adams email@example.com
Randy Doss (appointed 4/2/2019) firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Watson (Vice-Mayor) email@example.com
Rainy Clay firstname.lastname@example.org
Donney Johnson (appointed 1/7/2019) email@example.com
Jeff Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Poindexter (Mayor) email@example.com
Membership Update (April 4, 2019)
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Randy Doss as our newest council member. During its April 2 monthly business meeting, council voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Doss on an interim basis to the seat vacated by Mr. Norman Bivens on February 28. During this time, his committee memberships are Budget & Finance and Human Resources, Legal & Police (HRLP). A special election is expected in November to fill both this and Mr. Johnson’s appointed seats. An updated photo reflective of these changes is anticipated next month.
Committees for 2019
Budget & Finance: Watson – chair, Clay – vice chair, Doss – member
Economic Development: Clay – chair, Johnson – vice chair, Adams – member
Human Resources, Legal & Police (HRLP): Johnson – chair, Doss – vice chair, Saunders – member
Public Works & Relations (PWR): Adams – chair, Saunders – vice chair, Watson – member
The 2018 Hurt Town Council, pictured below from left to right: Vice-Mayor Norman Bivens, Rainy Clay, Mayor Gary Poindexter, Steve Watson, Donney Johnson, Colin Adams, and Tommy Neal.
Photo Courtesy of Dixie Poindexter
The 2017-2018 Hurt Town Council convened for its first meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, fifty years to the day after the original council met for the first time on January 3, 1967, thus marking a half-century since Hurt incorporated as a town. Pictured below are (front row and seated, L to R): Rainy Clay, Mayor Gary Poindexter, and Michael Blackstock; (back row and standing, L to R): Colin Adams, Vice-Mayor Norman Bivens, Donney Johnson, and Tommy Neal.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland