Three Cedartown City Commissioners sworn into office
Cedartown, Ga. – January 14, 2014: Three Cedartown City Commissioners were sworn into office Monday night during the first commission meeting of 2014.
Newcomers Matt Foster and Jordan Hubbard, along with re-elected incumbent Larry Odom, took the oath of office in front of a crowd of more than 70 people gathered in the city commission meeting room on Jan. 13. The oath was administered by Superior Court Judge Richard Sutton. The three commissioners were elected to office in November 2013 and will each serve a four-year term.
Foster is employed by the Polk School District as a fourth and fifth-grade social studies teacher. He is a graduate of Cedartown High School and the University of Georgia. While at UGA, he earned a degree in political science and also studied at Oxford University in England. “I am very excited to be working with this team and I am looking forward to great things in this city’s future,” Foster said. This is Foster’s first time serving as a city commissioner.
Hubbard is the owner and operator of Studio Fit, a business located in downtown Cedartown. He is a graduate of Cedartown High School and a 2010 cum laude graduate of Shorter College, majoring in history and political science. He also holds a master’s degree in history with a focus in Southern history. “I’m excited to be on this board,” Hubbard said Monday night. “And I am glad to be a part of the City of Cedartown.” This is Hubbard’s first time serving as a city commissioner.
Odom, who is beginning his third term as a city commissioner, is also a graduate of Cedartown High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in management. Odom, a decorated combat veteran, retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel and went on to serve as the manager of the Polk County 9-11 Center. He later retired from that position. “I am excited about the two new gentlemen on this board and I am looking forward to working with them and the entire board. 2014 will be a great year for Cedartown,” Odom said.
The Cedartown City Commission is comprised of five members, and includes Dale Tuck, Gary Martin, Foster, Hubbard and Odom.
Also at the meeting Monday night, Tuck was appointed as board chairman and Odom was selected as chairman pro-tem. Both appointments were unanimous.