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. For the 2017-18 council term, membership is as follows:
Colin Adams email@example.com
Norman Bivens (Vice-Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Watson email@example.com
Rainy Clay firstname.lastname@example.org
Donney Johnson email@example.com
Tommy Neal firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Poindexter (Mayor) email@example.com
We are pleased to welcome Steve Watson as our newest town council member. Mr. Watson was appointed unanimously, effective September 1, 2017, to the seat vacated by Michael Blackstock, who relocated outside town limits as of August 31. His term runs through December 1, 2018. Committee assignments and an updated photo reflective of this change have been added below.
Committees for 2017-18
Budget & Finance: Neal – chair, Clay – vice chair, Watson – member
Economic Development: Bivens – chair, Johnson – vice chair, Neal – member
Human Resources, Legal & Police (HRLP): Johnson – chair, Adams – vice chair, Clay – member
Public Works & Relations (PWR): Watson – chair, Adams – vice chair, Bivens – 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