Johnson resigns

Published 9:46 am Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MURFREESBORO– Lynn Johnson has announced her resignation from the Mid-East Commission.

At the Murfreesboro Town Council meeting last month, Johnson announced her resignation from the organization, one with a mission to enhance the ability of local governments to successfully improve the quality of life for area citizens through leadership in technical assistance, planning, program management and development and public-private partnerships.

“I have served very well, I think, representing the town as vice president and then president of the Commission and on numerous ad-hoc committees,” she said. “I leave there with the top attendance record.”

Johnson requested her replacement to the Commission be her alternate, Murfreesboro Town Administrator Brandon Holland. She further asked whoever is chosen attend on a regular basis.

“The folks at Mid-East are a fine group of people,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure there. I’ve made a lot of long-lasting friendships and thank you for allowing me to do that.”

Mayor John Hinton thanked Johnson for her work with the Commission and the community. He suggested to the council to have a resolution presented to Johnson at the next meeting.

In other Mid-East Commission news, Johnson reported that Timothy Baynes has been selected to become the new Executive Director of the organization. Baynes comes from Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments where he served as executive director since 2006.