Town rec­og­nizes re­tir­ing plan­ning com­mis­sion mem­bers

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CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Town Coun­cil pre­sented cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion and presents to Robert El­liott and Norma Coursey of the town’s Plan­ning Com­mis­sion as both are re­tir­ing from their po­si­tions af­ter serv­ing the town for many years.

Coursey was a mem­ber of the plan­ning com­mis­sion from 2008 to 2017, and El­liott was a mem­ber from 2009 to 2018, the cer­tifi­cates stated. The honors were given for both their “out­stand­ing and ded­i­cat­ing ser­vice” pro­vided to the town over the years.

“This town could not sur­vive or do what we do with­out the vol­un­teers that we have,” Town Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Tim McCluskey said.

McCluskey said he first met El­liott stand­ing in line at a chicken din­ner and they have been friends since. He called El­liott some­one who al­ways raised his hand and had good things to say, and said he was some­one who would do “just about any­thing for the town.”

Town Coun­cil Vice Pres­i­dent Jim Beauchamp, who said he sat in on a lot of plan­ning com­mis­sion meet­ings, said Coursey al­ways waited to the end to speak but he knew to pay at­ten­tion to her be­cause “what­ever you were go­ing to say was go­ing to make the most sense.”

Beauchamp said Coursey will be greatly missed.

McCluskey, sec­ond­ing what Beauchamp said, said Coursey was quiet but gath­ered all the at­ten­tion in the room when she spoke. He com­pli­mented her on re­cus­ing her­self on cer­tain is­sues for eth­i­cal rea­sons as she is also a real es­tate pro­fes­sional.

PHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS

The Centreville Town Coun­cil rec­og­nized Robert El­liott and Norma Coursey, town plan­ning com­mis­sion mem­bers, dur­ing its Thurs­day, May 4, meet­ing as both are step­ping down from their po­si­tions af­ter years of serv­ing the town. From left: Centreville Town Coun­cil­men Jim Beauchamp and Tim McCluskey, Coursey, El­liott and Coun­cil­man Jeff Mor­gan.

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