At the regular city commission meeting, those attending witnessed the changing of the gavel. Mayor John Roberts passed the gavel to incoming Mayor Rico Williams.
Roberts expressed his appreciation for having served this past year as mayor of Marianna, “I know when we look back on this year, we will remember we have been through some trying times. Our city staff, all of them have done an outstanding job and when we look back on this year, we are all going to say that was rough but I would like to say, that I’d like to see us plan a party for October 10, 2020 at Madison Street Park. We want to let everyone know that Marianna is still here and we are still going strong. That is one of the things I’d like to add to the agenda. And I’d like to say it has been a pleasure to be your Mayor.”
Incoming Mayor Williams was very, “I want to thank God, my family and voters for this opportunity. We are going to work hard. And now, piggybacking on what Mr. Roberts said, I had something along those lines and when we get to it on the agenda, I’ll bring it up.”
An added treat to last night’s event was newly crowned Miss Jackson County, along with Junior Miss and Little Miss Jackson County were present. Miss Jackson county just happens to be Imani Williams, daughter of Mayor Rico and Rebekah Williams.