There will be a brief reception following Monday night’s meeting of the Dalton mayor and council to honor outgoing Mayor Dennis Mock and Councilmember Denise Wood.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Dalton City Hall at 300 W. Waugh Street with a work session preceding at 5:15 p.m.
Mr. Mock has served as Dalton’s mayor since Nov. 10, 2014, after winning a special election to complete David Pennington’s unexpired term. He won a full term in 2015. Mayor Mock lists the city’s creation of the Burr Performing Arts Park downtown and the building of Haig Mill Lake Park among the accomplishments of which he’s most proud during his tenure. Mr. Mock was defeated in the city’s general election by Mayor-elect David Pennington who will take office in January.
Ms. Wood has served on the city council for more than a decade. A trailblazer, she was the first woman to be elected to serve on the council in 2007. She took office in January 2008. During her three terms, Councilmember Wood took an active role in crafting fiscally conservative budgets with an eye towards working to lowering taxes. She retired earlier this year as a vice president with Mohawk Industries and made the decision to step down from the council after accepting a consulting job with an engineering firm in the Atlanta area. She will be succeeded on the council by Councilmember-elect Derek Waugh.
The public is welcome to attend the reception for Mayor Mock and Councilmember Wood.