The City of Marianna has dealt with issues after issues with the damage left in Marianna following Hurricane Michael. Budgets have had to be adjusted and commissioners and City Manager Jim Dean have been tasked with finding ways to deal with the catastrophic losses incurred by the city. At last week’s commission meeting, Georgeann Smith of Hancock Whitney Bank brought some welcomed smiles to the city.
City manager Jim Dean welcomed Smith and enlightened the commissioners and those attending, “Mayor Roberts, not very long after the storm, Hancock made a phone call to us and saw that we were struggling with different things and stuff. Right out of the chute, just came to us and said, ‘We want to donate $25,000 to the City of Marianna to be determined by the city commission on how to use those funds to help out with the results of the disaster. Georgeann has done a great job being involved with the city of Marianna and I won’t go into all the things she has done. As you know, Hancock Whitney Bank was awarded for us to invest our funds with them. They came up with additional ways to invest our dollars off of our investment. We have just been very happy with what they’ve done for us and this right here is just icing on the cake. They’ve done an excellent job for us.”
Mayor John Roberts expressed his thanks on behalf of the city commission, “Georgeann, on behalf of the city commission and the city of Marianna, we thank you for all of your hard work and all that you do for Marianna.”