Bowden recognized for service to MCBPU

Friday, August 22, 2014

From Staff Reports

After 19 years of service, Roy A. "Rocky" Bowden is leaving his position as chairman of the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities, effective Aug. 31.

His fellow board members passed a resolution to honor Bowden at their meeting this week.

"Whereas he has served with a vision of growth and a voice of wisdom, dedicating his services tirelessly for the purpose of good for every citizen," states the resolution. "Now therefore let it be resolved by the directors of the MCBPU that Roy A. Bowden, affectionately known as "Rocky," be honored as a kind, caring gentleman who is a loving father, grandfather and friend, active in civic and community affairs while setting an example worthy of honor and recognition by this Board, his family and friends.

"Let it be further resolved that Mr. Rocky Bowden will not be forgotten for his years of service to the MCBPU and that he will be publicly recognized and honored by the spreading of these words ..."

Vice Chairman Mickey King signed the resolution, along with board members Matt Collins, Ray Wakefield, and Nathan Johnson; Gayle Miller, secretary; and Tommy Whaley Jr., superintendent.

The MCBPU consists of five members, three county commissioners and two members of the public. The commissioners' terms end on Aug. 31, 2014, while those of Collins and Wakefield continue for another year. Two of the commissioners on the MCBPU, Bowden and Johnson, were not re-elected, so County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett said he would have to recommend two different commissioners for membership on the board, as well as naming Mickey King for another term.

Liggett said he planned to make the recommendation to the county commission when it meets Monday, Aug. 25. Commissioners will, hopefully, vote to approve Liggett's recommendation, so the MCBPU will be able take any action necessary after Sept. 2.