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Cloud to replace Goar on Joint Development Authority

Fifteen years of service is enough for a longtime member of the Grady County Joint Development Authority and the Cairo City Council voted last week to name a replacement.
Charlie Goar informed city manager Chris Addleton recently that he would not be interested in serving another term on the JDA when his term expired Oct. 1.
Goar has served faithfully on the authority since October 2003. He is one of three city appointees to the JDA. The others are Charles M. Stafford, who has served since Sept. 30, 1996, and Charles J. Davis, who has served since October 2013.
Goar’s replacement is certainly not new to public service. Addleton recommended and the city council unanimously approved the appointment of former councilman Ernest Cloud to a three-year term on the JDA.
Cloud served on the Cairo City Council for 32 years, the longest tenure in the city’s history. He was also the first African-American elected to serve on the council.
In other business last Monday night, the council:
Reappointed Robbie Burns to the Cairo Development Authority. The Cairo Development Authority continues to exist to manage the lease for the Cairo Post Office with the U.S. Postal Service. The authority also administers a revolving loan fund. Other members includes Charles M. Stafford and Matt McCaskill.

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