GOOD HOPE — Former Mayor Randy Garrett and former councilman Truman Robison were recognized Monday by state Sen. Bill Cowsert, R-Athens, and state Rep. Bruce Williamson, R-Monroe, for their long lasting commitment to Good Hope.
Garrett began his political career in 1996 when he ran for city council and won. In 2003 he was elected mayor, serving in city politics for 16 of the 18 years he has lived in Good Hope.
Garrett attributed stepping down to recognition of it being time for a fresh outlook as well as some much needed personal time.
Cowsert awarded Garret his accommodation from Gov. Nathan Deal, but not before listing his accomplishments throughout his career.
“From his military commitment, church leadership position, nonprofit commitments and city positions, throughout the years Garrett was an example of public service,” Cowsert said. “You are fortunate to have such leadership and service,” the state senator said.
Robison has lived in Good Hope all his life and has been involved in serving his community for 40 years. In those 40 years, Robison has seen a lot of change and progress. Some of those changes happened during his service such as the construction of City Hall and cable TV.
Williamson presented Robison with his accommodation, commenting on his barbecue that has been present at Republican conventions, as well as his resilience to help wherever he could no matter the sacrifice.
“He is a valued member of this community and has dedicated his service to others,” he said.
Robison thanked those present for his opportunity to serve.
“I hope that I did all I wanted, but if not, I’ll find someone to get it done,” he said.