City leaders made appointments to several municipal boards last week.
From the city school trustees to the Public Service commissioners, a few boards gained new members.
For the examining board, Delaware nominated Jamie McCoy and Ward 2 Alderman Jack Varner nominated Ed McDonald in an earlier meeting. McCoy was appointed to the board Friday.
Action on the Historical Preservation Committee was tabled due to a process calling for newspaper advertising for nominations that meet certain criteria.
For the Housing Authority, nominees were Bob Bailey nominated by Alderman Aubry Brent Jr. Brent, Mamie Williams nominated by Alderman Ron Johnson and Pam Grayer nominated by Delaware. After voting Friday, Bailey was appointed to the Housing Authority with Delaware and Johnson voting “nay.”
For the Parks and Recreation Commission, nominees were Magnolia Thomas, who was nominated by Brent; Seneca Anderson, who was nominated by Delaware; and Daniel Pender, who was nominated by Varner. Anderson was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission with no “nay” votes and Varner abstaining.
For the Public Service Commission, nominees were Charles “Mickey” O'Reilly, who was nominated by Brent; Cynthia Walker, who was nominated by Robertson; Michael Lewis, who was nominated by Johnson; and Johnny Wilson, who currently serves on the PSC replacing the late Preston Wilson. Wilson was nominated by Delaware. Following the vote, O'Reilly was appointed to the Public Service Commission with Delaware casting the sole “nay” vote.
For the Yazoo City Municipal School Board, nominees were Cynthia Walker, who was nominated by Johnson; Truvander Kennedy, nominated by Delaware; Tameka Curtis, nominated by Robertson; David Collins, nominated by Johnson; and Pam Grayer, who was nominated by Delaware. Johnson told the board that Cynthia Walker had indicated that she wanted her name removed from the list of nominees. Following the vote, David Collins was appointed to the school board with Delaware posting the sole “nay.”
For the Port Commission, nominees were Eugene Fouche, nominated by Johnson; Griffin Norquist Jr., nominated by Varner; and Bill McGraw, nominated by Delaware. Varner told the board that Norquist wished to have his name removed from the list of nominees. Following the vote, Fouche was appointed to the Port Commission. Delaware cast the sole “nay” vote.