Town Council

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:

E. Collin Adams, Jr.                                      

Shirley M. Barksdale-Hill                                       

Lorraine M. “Rainy” Clay                                         

Randy A. Doss                                             

Donney F. Johnson                                      

Gary N. Poindexter (Mayor)                         

Steven W. “Steve” Watson (Vice-Mayor)     

Membership Update (May 1, 2019)

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Shirley M. Barksdale-Hill as our newest council member.  During its April 24 called meeting, council voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Barksdale-Hill on an interim basis to the seat vacated by Mr. Jeff Saunders.  The change is effective beginning May 1 and continuing until a special election is held in November.  An updated photo reflective of all this year’s changes in membership is anticipated in the near future.

Committees for May-November 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,  Barksdale-Hill – member

Public Works & Relations (PWR):  Adams – chair,  Barksdale-Hill – vice chair,  Watson – member

Council 2018
The 2018 Hurt Town Council, pictured above from left to right:  Vice-Mayor Norman Bivens, Rainy Clay, Mayor Gary Poindexter, Steve Watson, Donney Johnson, Collin 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):  Collin Adams, Vice-Mayor Norman Bivens, Donney Johnson, and Tommy Neal.  Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland. 


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