The town commission of Lookout Mountain, Tn., has voted to name Greg Brown as mayor. Mr. Brown is one of the three newly elected commissioners. Mr. Brown, Carol Mutter and Will Moses join veterans Billy Mitchell and Dan Crates.
Leaving the commission this year are Ryan Crimmins, Leslie Davenport and Ward Petty. Mr Crimmins served for 10 years (two as Mayor), Mrs. Davenport for eight, and Mr. Petty for two.
After the commissioners were sworn in by town clerk, Brian C. Smith, Mayor Brown appointed the following heads of government:
Commissioner Carol Mutter- Fire and Police
Commissioner Billy Mitchell - Education
Commissioner Dan Crates - Public Works
Commissioner Will Moses - Parks and Playgrounds
Town officers were named and sworn in:
Town Marshall, Fire and Police Chief, and Plumbing and Building inspector: Randy Bowden
Tax Collector, Assistant Treasurer, and Municipal Court Clerk: Pat Frick
Town Clerk: Brian C.
The commission elected Commissioner Mitchell to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem, and selected Brian C. Smith to serve as town attorney.
Paula Gossett, principal of Lookout Mountain School, reported a great start to the new year with 201 students and four new teachers. She reminded the commission the fundraising season is about to start. She commended the PTA on its previous work and told all in attendance that Lookout Mountain School is "a community school."
Residents of Lookout Mountain recently elected Grant Law, Jim Haley and Sherry Pollock as School Commissioners. Ms. Pollock was present at the commission meeting on Tuesday.
Mayor Brown, a 50-year resident of Lookout Mountain, thanked the town employees, current commission, and outgoing commisssioners. He said as a "bean counter," he was "especially impressed" with the financial shape in which the former commissioners left the town.
At the end of the commission meeting, Mayor Brown read resolutions honoring Ryan Crimmins and Leslie Davenport for many years of service to the town.