New HCDC members appointed by HC BOCC


Holmes County Board of County Commissioners review Proclamation Viva Florida 500, recognizing the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on Florida’s coast in April 1513 before approving during their April 16 special session.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:28 PM.

BONIFAY — After the recent resignation of two Holmes County Development Commission members, the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a special session on April 16 to appoint two more members.

BOCC approved of Commissioner Bill Parish’s recommendation of Raymon Thomas and Commissioner David Whitaker’s recommendation of Chuck Dockery.

Chair Monty Merchant said there was only one more resignation that needs attending to, which is Lenora Campbell.

“It’s time to take a serious look at the development commission and get the ball rolling,” said Merchant. “There still isn’t a director yet but there’s a crowing concern about the development commission. I’ve had questions to me about the development commission having a lot of money and wondering what they are doing for the county.”

Parish said one problem with the development commission is “low attendance, apathy and lack of participation.”

“We need to take a stronger look at how we choose those members,” said Parish.

Commissioner Bobby Sasnett said they needed ambitious individuals.

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