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Grayson City Council member steps down after 18 years

GRAYSON — After serving as a member of the Grayson City Council for 18 years, Tammy Shumate resigned Monday night because she and her husband, Greg, are moving to Buckhead.

Greg also resigned Monday night as a member of the city’s Board of Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission.

Mark Gordon was appointed during the meeting to fill out Tammy’s unexpired term, which ends this December. Gordon immediately was named to serve as intergovernmental relations co-ordinator.

Tammy also had served as mayor pro-tem, filling in for Mayor Jim Hinkle in his absence. Council member David Schroder was elected to become the new mayor pro-tem.

Reggie Pearson was appointed to fill Greg’s position as a member of the Board of Appeals.

“Greg and Tammy have given such stellar service to the city,” Hinkle said. “It’s just like having a member of your family move away.”

Hinkle presented a plaque with a gavel on it to Tammy for her term of service which began in 1992.

In other business, the council:

• Agreed to hold the Flu Shot Clinic on Oct. 9. Flu shots will be $10 per person, and the clinic is open to anyone.

• OK’d a pay increase to Nancy Barr for cleaning the Senior Center and City Hall.