The mayor for the city of Hamilton submitted his resignation last week. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to city administrator Dale Wallace:
Officials indicate the board of aldermen was aware of Brown’s plans to leave the office prior to the executive session. “Actually, this was just a month earlier than what he was probably going to anyway,” said Wallace,” We have just had one individual file for mayor and that’s Allen Gentry. A lot of people know Allen. He’s a retired U.S.D.A. rural development agent and worked for them for many, many years.”
Wallace said the board was prepared for the resignation. “Nothing’s really changed,” said Wallace,” We have a mayor pro-term, so we didn’t miss a beat. We really look forward to Allen coming in and we thank Gary for his service. He was a great mayor and we expect Allen to be the same.”
Gentry will be appointed as mayor in February and he will continue in the role once officially elected in April.