Hartford Mayor Resigns


By Tammy Moore Teague

Roy Shankle, Mayor of the City of Hartford, has resigned. On May 4, Shankle submitted his letter of resignation noting his immediate resignation, citing unforeseen health reasons.

“Thank you for the opportunities for professional and personal development that you have provided me during the last few months. I have enjoyed serving as your mayor and appreciate the support provided me during my time with the city,” said Shankle.

Judy Adair, the city’s Recorder/Treasurer, is serving as interim mayor until such time as the council can appoint a replacement for Shankle. The council will consider applicants at the next meeting, May 21 at 6 p.m. Adair encourages anyone who is interested in the position to come by City Hall located at 109 S. Broadway prior to the meeting.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered voter and be a resident of the City of Hartford. Council members Karen Griffin, Winnie Hale, Eddie Kazy, Ina Jean Layne, Raye Morgan and Lanny Woodhull will consider applicants at this meeting,


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