Holmes County Commissioners discusses policy during special session

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

BONIFAY — Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a special session on Monday, Feb. 18 to discuss personnel policies and to appoint a new member of the Holmes County Development Commission after the recent resignation of Benny Little.

The Board approved of Commissioner Bill Parish’s nomination of Diane Little to replace Benny Little.

“The real purpose for this special session was to establish a new member as quickly as possible,” said Parish.

HCDC Chairman Bud Riviere came before the board with a request.

“We would appreciate it if you would review our criteria when you consider appointing new members,” said Riviere.

His requested criteria included progressive leadership qualities, an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit, have a commitment to at least 10 meetings, understanding of economic development, support local businesses on a regional perspective, excellent public relations, a mind to advertise Holmes County as a unique entity, be a team player, a long term commitment and a general knowledge of Regional/State/Federal funding opportunities.

“How many more resignations do you anticipate in the near future?” asked Board Chairman Monty Merchant.

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