By Megan Miller, Editor
ARGO – Ann Brown is seeking re-election to the Argo City Council, place five.
Brown has lived in Argo for nine years, and has been a small business owner for 39 years.
“I truly believe that elected officials should attend educational classes, workshops and lectures on the finer points of municipal government,” Brown said. “I have worked very hard in the last four years to just that.”
During her time on the Council, Brown has earned both basic and advanced Certified Municipal Official Certifications from the Alabama Municipalities, each of which required 40 hours of study of various subjects. She is also a member of the Argo/Springville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT is a team of first responders, city leaders, business owners and citizens trained to respond to different types of emergencies and natural disasters.
“I have been an active and vocal member of the Argo City Council for the past four years working to complete projects both old and new,” Brown said. “I have been privileged to serve as the Park Commissioner, taking on the challenge of providing more than just basic services to the citizens of Argo.”
Some of Brown’s accomplishments while on the Council include completing funding for playground equipment and coordinating with Advance Disposal to coordinate spring and fall cleanup weeks. She was also instrumental in adding two bookshelves inside of Argo City Hall.
“While an Argo Library is my ultimate dream, for now we do have books for citizens of all ages to borrow and enjoy free of charge,” Brown said. “This will be an ongoing project for years to come.”
Brown is past president and active member of Brookstone Homeowner’s Association, and also volunteers at the Argo food bank.
Brown and her husband Ron have two children. Brown and Ron attend Argo Christian Fellowship, where she teaches children’s Sunday school.
“The City of Argo has great potential; it needs leaders with a vision for its future,” Brown said. “For these reasons I humbly ask for your support and vote on August 23 to grant me another opportunity to serve as a member of the Argo City Council.”