BY SARAH R. GREGORY
Outgoing Civil Service Board Chairman Ed Kershaw conducted promotion interviews and presided over his final meeting Thursday evening.
The 8 p.m. meeting was held at Greeneville Town Hall.
Prior to the public meeting, the board conducted interviews to finalize a roster of individuals eligible for promotion in the Greeneville Police Department.
The roster, approved during the meeting, provides a certified list of police officers eligible for promotions to the positions of desk sergeant, lieutenant, detective captain, and patrol captain, should any openings become available.
Approval of the roster was the only item of business for the meeting.
Prior to adjourning, Kershaw commented briefly, saying that it had "been a pleasure" serving on the board.
He said "It was wonderful getting to know Chief [Terry Cannon], and [Fire] Chief Mark Foulks, Mayor W.T. Daniels, and [City Administrator] Todd Smith."
The new Civil Service Board member will join the board at the next meeting, Kershaw said, adding, "Dominick Jackson is going to do a great job."
Board members Tim Teague and Phil Gentry thanked Kershaw for his service on the board.
"You have done a great job," Teague said. "I can't thank you enough."
Gentry said that, as a newer member of the board -- now in his second year -- he appreciated Kershaw's leadership and enjoyed serving with him.
The board will meet next on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.