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Montgomery Co. Commission Swears-In Familiar Faces

The Montgomery County Commission held its Organizational meeting where the elected Commissioners took the oath of office. The same five previous Commissioners were sworn-in after running unopposed in the general election. The commission also elected Commissioner Elton N. Dean as Chairman, and Commissioner Doug Singleton as Vice-chairman. Commissioner Singleton says he’s excited for the group to return. “We don’t vote…

Montgomery Co. Commission Unveils New Elton N. Dean, Sr. Park

West Montgomery added some fun things to do for you and your family. On Monday, Nov. 9, the Montgomery county commission held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Elton N. Dean, Sr. Park located in West Montgomery. The 15-acre park includes a five-acre pond, playground, pavilions, and an overlook. “There’s no other park like this in Montgomery Alabama,” says…

Former Montgomery County Commissioner Jiles Williams Dies

Former Montgomery County Commissioner Jiles Williams has died. The Montgomery County Commission confirmed his passing last night. He served as District 4 Commissioner for nearly two decades from 2000 to 2016. Montgomery County Commission Chair Elton Dean said “He was a one of a kind Commissioner who cared deeply for the people he served. He truly had a servant’s heart…

Montgomery Co. Commission to Seek Legal Opinion as LEAD Academy Asks for Portion of Sales Tax Funds

LEAD Academy is asking for a a portion of Montgomery County’s 1-cent sales tax increase.  Approved in 2003, the tax was passed in support of public education. Charlotte Meadows, board chair of Montgomery’s first charter school, went before the Montgomery County Commission Monday morning.  Meadows says LEAD qualifies for the funds,  arguing the charter school is considered public education. District…

Montgomery Voters to Decide on Tax Increase Benefiting Public Schools in November

Montgomery County residents will be voting on a tax increase, in the upcoming November election that would benefit Montgomery Public Schools. After making its way through the legislature earlier this year, The Montgomery County Commission voted unanimously Monday, on a resolution to have the proposed tax increase on the ballot for voters to decide. Currently, Montgomery County sits at the…

Florence Cauthen Named New County Administrator for the Montgomery County Commission

Florence Cauthen has been named County Administrator for the Montgomery County Commission. She steps into this new role after serving as Interim Administrator since January. Cauthen is the first woman to hold the position for the county and comes with over 35 years of supervisory and managerial experience. Cauthen joined Montgomery County in October 2014 as Deputy Administrator. She has…

Loss of Revenue Could Lead to Montgomery County Workforce Reduction

Montgomery County Commissioner Ronda Walker says the county may have to reduce its workforce as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. She tells Alabama News Network the county is expected to lose millions in revenue this year. Walker says the county commission has implemented a hiring freeze, asked all county departments to cut their current budgets by 10% and halted…

Will Audit of Montgomery Public Schools Stop Efforts to Bring Schools More Funding?

The Montgomery County school board has been hoping to get more funding through a property tax increase. However, an audit that uncovered more than $700,000 in misused and missing funds has at least one Montgomery County commissioner re-thinking what he thinks would be best for schools at this time. The school board wants the Montgomery County Commission to pass a proclamation…

County Commission Chairman Elton Dean Discusses Decision to Run For Montgomery Mayor

In a video message posted to social media Tuesday, Montgomery County Commissioner Elton Dean  proudly announced his bid fro Montgomery Next Mayor. Dean is the first to announce his candidacy do far. When asked about his decision to enter the race he told Alabama Network Wednesday,  that he became serious about running after his wife’s death last year. “I always contemplated…