Commissioner Mackey To Lead Tennessee County Commissioners Association; Retiring At Chattanooga State

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Warren Mackey
Warren Mackey

County Commissioner Warren Mackey has been chosen president-elect of the Tennessee County Commissioners Association.

He said, "It was an honor to be chosen - especially since I am a Democrat in a solidly red state and since there are only four metropolitan areas in a mostly rural state."

To help devote more time to his new position, he said this will be his last semester as a professor at Chattanooga State Community College.

He has been at the college for 39 years.

Also, he now operates Mackey's Monuments. The headstone company is on Highway 58.

Commissioner Mackey said he has already begun campaigning for re-election to his District 4 County Commission seat. 

He sent this letter to colleagues at Chattanooga State:

"I have given much thought to a 'good bye' event at the end of the semester and it seems that the word of my leaving Chattanooga State is making its rounds pretty quickly. In the meantime I have begun to visit friends and colleagues across campus to express my appreciation for their camaraderie and opportunities to share our professional victories and sometimes our personal losses. So instead of having a reception at the end of the semester I would rather say my good byes this way. I am grateful to have been able to work at the College for so many years.

 

"I want to take this opportunity to say to those in the SBSC division that after thirty-seven plus years (my accrued time will amount to over 39 years of service) I will miss you all, greatly. Not only do you feel like friends--you feel like family to me and I care deeply about all of you. When I look across the division and the recent hires that we have made it seems that an outstanding group of young professors are poised to lead the College forward.

 

"As for me I have just kicked off my bid to be re-elected to the Hamilton County Commission. Last month I was elected president-elect of the statewide Tennessee County Commission Association which will cause me to interface more frequently with the state legislature in Tennessee. I will work more in my business on Highway 58--Mackey Monuments. Additionally, I look to work more in my garden growing organic fruits and vegetables. I might add that I want to catch up on my reading by forming a men's book club where we will read and discuss books that are relevant to today's issues. Many thanks to All."


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