Shelby County Commission approves board, committee appointments

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Commission voted at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, to maintain committee assignments for another year beginning Nov. 27.

Lindsey Allison, chairwoman; Robbie Hayes and Rick Shepherd will continue to serve on the committee responsible for budget, finance and legal; development; government liaison and personnel; and county contract services.

This committee oversees areas including fiscal year budgets and budget management operations, planning commission, personnel services and the legislative delegation.

Elwyn Bearden, chairman; Tommy Edwards and Kevin Morris will continue to serve on the committee responsible for health and human resources; general services; and public safety, courts and election.

This committee oversees areas including the Shelby County Health Department, airport, Board of Education and sheriff’s office and jail.

Mike Vest, chairman; Jon Parker and Ward Williams will continue to serve on the committee responsible for environmental and natural resources, and roads and transportation.

This committee oversees areas including utilities, emergency management, the county landfill, road maintenance and bridge inspection and construction.

The commission also approved the following board appointments:

-Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging—Mike Vest and Terry Denny Jr.

-Birmingham Business Alliance—Jon Parker

-Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham—Robbie Hayes and Reggie Holloway

-CAWACO—Kevin Morris and Amy Feger

-Alabama Clean Water Partnership-Coosa and Cahaba River—Sharman Brooks and Michael Cain

-Positive Maturity—Senta Goldman and Martha Seahorn

-ClasTran—Christie Pannell Hester and Reggie Holloway

-Metropolitan Planning Organization—Rick Shepherd, Mayor Gary Waters, Mayor Mark Hall, Randy Cole, Christie Pannell Hester and Scott Holladay

-MPO Advisory Committee—Randy Cole, Christie Pannell Hester and Scott Holladay

-Shelby County Board of Equalization—John A. Jones to fill the term completion of Cecelia Ebert

-DHR Board—Ward Williams

-Shelby County Community Health Foundation—Reappointment of Phil Burns and Rux Bentley

-SCEIDA—Reappointment of Bill Keller and appointment of Paul Rogers and Charlie Stevens

Also at the meeting, Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego was recognized for receiving the Servant Leadership Spear Award during the Fourth Annual Vulcans Community Awards on Nov. 2.

The awards recognize civic pride, progress and leadership in the Birmingham region.

“Throughout his career, Sheriff Samaniego has dismantled organized crime rings, aided abused and neglected children and served in all areas of community relations,” read his bio for the awards program.