Dresden swears in new mayor and alderman – NWTN Today
Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter
On November 23 at noon, Judge Tommy Moore swore in new mayor Mark Maddox and three city councilors, Gwin Anderson, Curtis Doran and Dale Hutcherson.
Before the ceremony began, Maddox addressed a packed city hall, emphasizing “Now let’s get to work” as he delivered a speech to the appropriate audience.
Maddox thanked God for blessing everyone and thanked Alderman Moore’s Board of Directors, City Clerk Jennifer Branscum, the employees and citizens of Dresden and all who took the time to attend. .
Maddox then said, “Now let’s get to work. We will work together to bring unity to our government so that those watching from inside Dresden, the citizens of Dresden, can see leadership at its best. We will not always agree but we can always listen to each other and find the common ground that best suits our city. I hope we don’t let ego or personal agenda keep us from doing better for our citizens.
Maddox repeated, “Now let’s get to work. We will work together to create a community where we help each other and no one is left behind, a welcoming community where the industry can thrive and where people can find meaningful things to do that positively impact their world.
Maddox said again, “Now let’s get to work. By using our common sense, our shared passion for this city, and our love for each other, we can silence naysayers and those who wish to bring us down and empower those who want to help the people of Dresden prosper. We can build a Dresden that we will be proud to pass on to the next generation of leaders, the next generation of actors, the next generation of a great city.
Maddox ended with “your honor, please swear alderman then mayor and with God’s help, let’s get to work!”
Moore was then sworn in to the full alderman and new mayor. Maddox ended by thanking everyone for coming.
The next meeting of the municipal council with the new mayor and alderman will take place on Monday, December 5 at 6 p.m. at the town hall.