By Richard Rourk
Todd Wilcox, a former Unicoi County commissioner and an Erwin Police Department sergeant, was named the new city recorder for the Town of Erwin during the Monday, April 11, meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The BMA voted unanimously to name Wilcox to the post of city recorder.
Mayor Glenn White made the official nomination. “I nominate Todd Wilcox to be the city recorder,” White said. “In my opinion, he is the total package and I feel he would be a great fit for this position.”
Wilcox has served the community in several positions including as a county commissioner. His work with the EPD also saw him working with the FBI’s Street Crimes Task Force. Wilcox is an Air Force and Army veteran with a master’s degree.
“I’m very grateful and humble that the BMA has chosen me to serve as a city recorder,” Wilcox said. “It’s a great responsibility. It’s also a great opportunity to demonstrate all I have learned and how capable I am. I want to thank God for opening this door for me and I want to thank my wife for always supporting me. I will give my all for Erwin.”
Interim City Recorder Doris Hensley will be stepping down April 24. Hensley came out of retirement to replace former City Recorder Travis Bishop, who separated from the town in October of 2021. Hensley’s tenure as interim city recorder began Tuesday, Oct. 26. Hensley is a former city recorder herself, as well as a former mayor of Erwin.
Following the BMA, Erwin PD Chief Regan Tilson informed The Erwin Record that the EPD will seek a replacement for Wilcox on the police force and that his fellow officers are pleased to see Wilcox chosen for this position.
White presented Public Works Director Tim Bailey with a special acknowledgment during the meeting.
“In all issues I’ve asked Tim to look into, he has never let me down,” White said. “He is prompt, dedicated and professional at what he does best, which is to serve the people of Erwin.”
Bailey has recently been acknowledged for his efforts in Tennessee Public Works Magazine. Check out Bailey’s feature by visiting tnpublicworks.com/magazines/Mar-Apr2022/mobile/index.html.
Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amanda Delp and Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce President Tim Lingerfelt presented Michael and Tara Baker with a Best of Unicoi County Award for their contributions to Unicoi County from their business, Union Street Taproom. The Bakers received the award for Hospitality and Tourism.
The Town of Erwin BMA is scheduled to meet next on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. for a Budget Work Session inside Erwin Town Hall.
The Town of Erwin BMA is also scheduled to meet again for its regular meeting on Monday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. inside Erwin Town Hall.