Congressional Record read at Holmes County BOCC meeting to honor retiring Clerk of Court

Congressman honors Clerk of Court

Representative of Congressman Jeff Miller, Helen Rigdon, presented Cody Taylor with a copy of the Congressional Record recognizing his thirty-six years of service as Clerk of Court for Holmes County.

Special to Times-Advertiser
Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM.

BONIFAY — Helen Rigdon, the representative of Congressman Jeff Miller, was present at the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 11 to present Cody Taylor with a copy of the Congressional Record recognizing and honoring his retirement after 36 years of service as Clerk of Court for Holmes County.

“Speaker, I rise today to recognize Cody Taylor, on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-six years of service as Clerk of Court for Holmes County, Florida,” said Rigdon as she read the Congressional Record.

“For more than three decades, Mr. Taylor served the citizens of Northwest Florida with distinction and unwavering commitment to public service.

“A native of Northwest Florida, Mr. Taylor attended Poplar Spring High School in Graceville. There, he helped lead the basketball team to two state championships. He received a basketball scholarship to Chipola Junior College and to the University of West Florida, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 1976, Mr. Taylor was elected Holmes County Clerk. “He has served in this capacity with the utmost respect and integrity. His tireless work ethic and dedication to the citizens of Holmes County for the last thirty-six years did not go unnoticed. In 2007, Mr. Taylor was named the “Clerk of the Year” by the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers.

“Mr. Taylor’s commitment to the Northwest Florida community extends well beyond his role as Holmes County Clerk of Court. He is an active member of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor served in the Florida Army National Guard and as a member of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club and West Florida Regional Planning Council.

“For twenty years, he served as a member of the Bonifay Little League Association and as a basketball official for the Florida High School Athletic Association.  He was also the President and Board Member of the Holmes County Fair Association, President and co-founder of Holmes Healthcare, and Vice President of the Florida Future Farmers of America.

“In addition to his service to the community, Mr. Taylor is also a loving and committed husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife Brenda, also a Northwest Florida native, have four children, Zachary, Whit, Lucas, and Hilary; and 11 grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Jackson, Kodie, Campbell, Graham, Gwynneth, Eli, Taylor, Brighton, and Georgia. I know Mr. Taylor looks forward to spending more time with them following his retirement.

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