Music Video being played for all types of Events
This is the News Report:
The Iredell County Board of Commissioners spent the first part of Tuesday night’s regular meeting honoring the county’s employees and celebrating the nation’s military veterans and spent the last part of it in closed session as part of the process involved in seeking a replacement for Joel Mashburn, who fits solidly in both categories.
The first action taken by the board Tuesday was one to approve a proclamation identifying April as Iredell County Government Month and further adopting a theme for the proclamation as “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.”
The brief ceremony included a reading of the proclamation that both recognized the work done by the county’s many employees and “thanks our residents who have served this country through military service.”
Among them is Brad Stroud, the county’s veterans service officer and an Army veteran. Stroud stood and gave a kind of Army “oo-rah” battle cry when audience members who served in the various Armed Forces were asked to stand and be recognized.
The ceremony also included the playing of a video for the song “I’ll Give My All,” which was written by Commissioner Renee Griffith and performed by country singer Jamie Tate.
Griffith said the song had recently topped 100,000 sales in Internet downloads and each of those sales is matched by the donating of a download to a service member.
After the meeting’s open session, the commissioners gathered in an executive (closed-door) session to discuss two matters: an economic development issue; and a “personnel matter,” that was revealed by Mashburn to be the preliminary work on finding his replacement.
Mashburn, who is also a veteran of the Vietnam War, is retiring at the end of June after 23 years with the county.
On Tuesday, commissioners and other county leaders were taking their first look at the stack of applications and resumes that have come in for the position. Back