CHIPLEY - Tracy Andrews will serve another term as the mayor of Chipley.
At a regular meeting Tuesday, the Andrews, who was also sworn-in for another term as representative of Ward 3, and Ward 4's Brett Butler were reappointed as mayor and pro-tem mayor.
"I count it all joy," Andrews said. "It is a blessing to serve in this capacity. I don't have words to describe my gratitude. I love serving in this community."
Andrews is a 1986 Chipley High School graduate, obtained her A.A. Degree from Chipola College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University. She has been employed with Gulf Power for 25 years and has served on various City boards, including Parks and Recreation, Code Enforcement and Planning and Zoning. She is also the president of the Kiwanis Club
"I feel that I have the confidence of the council," Andrews added. "We have an awesome council and for them to think of me to be the mayor speaks volumes of their trust in me.
I'm humbled. Let's keep our hands to the plow and move forward."
Andrews was also appointed as liaison Tuesday to represent the City on the Washington County Tourist Development Council and to the city's administrative arm. She is also the president of the Kiwanis Club.
"I think she has done a fine job this past year as the mayor," said former mayor John "Tommy" Sasser. "Her work experience lends to her job performance (as mayor). She has to deal with the public on a daily basis and it's just been a good blend of her work ethic carrying over to the city's mayorship."
"Last night there were no comments at all when she was nominated and voted-in as mayor by the rest of the council," Sasser said. "I'm looking forward to working with her, again. I think her family is a strong influence on all that she does.".
Sasser was also sworn-in for another term as Ward 2 representative and appointed as liaison to the code enforcement board. Butler was appointed as liaison to the Chipley Redevelopment Agency and the Historic Merchants of Chipley. Ward 1's Kevin Russell was appointed as liaison to the cemetery and Recreation and Public Works. Member-at-Large Linda Cain was appointed as liaison to the fire department.