Friday, November 4, 2016
From: Mayor Dexter McLendon
RE: Staff Retirements
Mayor Dexter McLendon has announced that three key members of his City of Greenville staff will retire at the end of the year. Police Chief Lonzo Ingram, Fire Chief Chad Phillips and City Clerk-Treasurer Sue Arnold have announced their intentions to retire effective December 31st.
Chief Ingram will retire after 31 years of service to the City of Greenville. He has dedicated 45 years to law enforcement with previous service to the cities of Ozark and Daleville. He began his tenure as chief with the Greenville Police Department on March 15, 1985.
Chief Phillips’ 25-year career with the fire department began as a firefighter in October of 1991 and he worked his way through the ranks as a leader in the GFD. Previously he was a senior fire captain with the department before moving into the position of chief on March 25, 2013.
City Clerk-Treasurer Arnold has been with the city nearly 25 years beginning her service in the fire department under Chief Mike Phillips. In May 1993 she moved to the city clerk’s office and became assistant to City Clerk Linda VandenBosch and assumed the role and duties of city clerk-treasurer in December 2006.
“I want to thank each of these outstanding individuals for their many years of service to the City of Greenville,” Mayor McLendon said. “They will be missed and we wish them all the best in their well-deserved retirement.”
On Monday, at the City Council meeting, Dee Blackmon and Tim Warrick will be sworn in as Interim Department Heads; Blackmon as City Clerk and Warrick as Fire Chief. Justin Lovvorn will be sworn in as Police Chief.
Also at the City Council meeting, the council and mayor will be sworn in for their new terms. Long standing Mayor Pro-Tem Jeddo Bell will step down and Ed Sims will serve in that position.