Governor names Ellis III to county commission
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 5, 2006
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Alabama Governor Bob Riley appointed Frank Corley Ellis III to the Shelby County commission today.
Ellis replaces the late commissioner Billy Thompson, who died last month.
&uot;I am confident that Corley Ellis will provide the people of Shelby County with excellent service,&uot; Riley said. &uot;As a local businessman, Corley understands the problems facing small businesses and local governments.&uot;
Ellis, 35, works as a real estate agent in Shelby County. He is the son of county attorney and former state senator Frank C. &uot;Butch&uot; Ellis Jr.
&uot;I am excited about the appointment, of course, and I look forward to working with such a good group of commissioners,&uot; Ellis said. &uot;I am sorry for the circumstances, because you just can’t say enough good things about Billy Thompson and all he has done for the county. Those are some big shoes to fill.