Bracke sworn in

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Becky Bracke was sworn in as Opp’s first female mayor.

She was joined by her new council – Chad Jackson, Charlotte Hunt, Gary Strickland, LaVaughn Hines and Skipper Spurlin.

The council appointed:

  • Strickland as mayor pro tem;
  • Larry Grissett as city prosecutor;
  • Connie Smith as city clerk;
  • David Baker as city attorney;
  • Bart Boothe as city judge;
  • Paul Adams as public defender;
  • Carr, Riggs and Ingram as city auditor;
  • Spurlin, Hines and Charles Willis to the utility board;
  • Hunt as city treasurer;
  • Jason Bryan to SEAGD board;
  • Hines as city chaplain;
  • Cory Spurlin as fire chief;
  • Mike McDonald as police chief;
  • Kevin Chance as assistant police chief;
  • Willie Edwards as parks and recreation director;
  • Gary Frazier as street and sanitation director; and
  • Chad Jackson as the ex-officio member of the planning and zoning board.