Commissioner Farrior recognized for 32 years of service
Published 6:22 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Lowndes County Commissioner Dickson Farrior has been presented with the Tenure in Office Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) for 32 years of service to county government and the state of Alabama.
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The award was presented in August at the association’s 89th Annual Convention.
“Commissioner Farrior deserves the gratitude of all Alabamians for his dedication to public service and personal sacrifice,” said 2016-2017 ACCA President Bill Stricklend. “Considering the extraordinary challenges county commissioners face every day, Commissioner Farrior has continually served his constituents with honor and pride, and he deserves a pat on the back from everyone in Lowndes County.”
ACCA annually presents the Tenure in Office Award to honor commissioners who have served for at least 16 years in office. The award is given for four-year increments thereafter.
Farrior, who is actually into the second year of his current term as a commissioner, has actually served Lowndes County for a total of 34 years.
“I’ve certainly enjoyed trying to improve the quality of life for Lowndes County. And that’s what I’ve tried to do,” Farrior said. He said, “All of my family is here. All of business is here. If I make Lowndes County a better place, everybody benefits.”
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization speaking for all 67 counties with one voice. It promotes improved county government services in Alabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staff members, administers insurance programs for county governments and employees, offers legal advice, and represents the interests of county government before state and federal organizations and agencies.