Town recognizes retiring planning commission members
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.
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.