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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Norman Bivens email@example.com
Steve Watson (Vice-Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainy Clay email@example.com
Donney Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Saunders email@example.com
Gary Poindexter (Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Announcement (January 8, 2019)
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Jeff Saunders as our newest council member. Sworn in on January 7, his term runs through 2022. We also welcome Mr. Donney Johnson back to council on an interim basis pending a special election this November to fill a vacant council seat. An updated photo reflective of these changes is anticipated next month.
Committees for 2019
Budget & Finance: Watson – chair, Clay – vice chair, Bivens – member
Economic Development: Clay – chair, Johnson – vice chair, Adams – member
Human Resources, Legal & Police (HRLP): Johnson – chair, Bivens – 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