State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) passed a resolution commending Earl H. Parris for years of service as a Summerville councilman.
Last October, Parris said he would not seek re-election citing family and business priorities.
Parris’ first trip on the council was back in the 1990s where he served two years. Then he was elected four years ago to serve again.
The resolution passed before the General Assembly disbanded early due to the coronavirus pandemic stated:
“Recognizing and commending Earl H. Parris on his outstanding public service as a council member in Summerville, Georgia, and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, Earl H. Paris has long been recognized by the citizens of this state for the vital role that he has played in leadership and his deep personal commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Georgia, and
WHEREAS, he has diligently and conscientiously devoted innumerable hours of his time, talents, and energy toward the betterment of his community and state, as evidenced dramatically by his superlative service with the Summerville City Council in two different decades, and
WHEREAS, Earl’s significant organizational and leadership talents, remarkable patience and diplomacy, keen sense of vision, and sensitivity to the needs of the citizens of this state have earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and associates, and
WHEREAS, as a council member, Earl worked closely with the mayor, council, and former city manager to bring a train turntable to Summerville, which is enjoyed by locals and visitors from all over, and
WHEREAS, he supported a veteran’s park for the community, encouraged Clean and Lien on properties, which has increased property values in the city, and brought sidewalks to Summerville, and
WHEREAS, he has earned several certificates through the Carl Vinson Institute and attended numerous workshops to stay up to date on changes in local government, and
WHEREAS, Earl is a person of magnanimous strengths with an unimpeachable reputation for integrity, intelligence, fairness, and kindness, and.
WHEREAS, Earl has served the City of Summerville with honor and distinction, and his vision and unyielding commitment to local government have set the standard for public service, and
WHEREAS, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding accomplishments of this remarkable and distinguished Georgian be appropriately recognized.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body recognize and commend Earl H. Parris for his efficient, effective, unselfish, and dedicated public service to the State of Georgia and extend the most sincere best wishes for continued success.”