Pulaski Mayor Robert “Nick” Glenn will not seek a second term when elections are held this May.
Glenn made the announcement Wednesday night at the close of the Pulaski Town Council’s legislative session for January.
Glenn said the past year had been a “time of reflection and decision making” for him.
“Many things have occurred, both good and bad in 2017 and as a result I have looked towards making two major changes in my life,” Glenn said, reading from a prepared statement.
Those changes, he said, deal with his decision to retire from the Glenn Insurance Agency, and his involvement in community affairs and activities.
“In that regard, I am officially notifying the council and staff that I will not be seeking a second term as mayor,” Glenn said.
“Much like my 55 years in the private sector, I have served in one or more public positions for just over 50 years and like the agency, it is time to allow younger people to become involved and set a new course for the Town of Pulaski,” he continued.
Glenn is in the final months of his first two-year term as mayor. He became mayor in 2016 after defeating incumbent mayor Jeff Worrell in the May municipal elections that year.
Glenn had narrowly failed in his first bid to unseat Worrell in 2014.
Pulaski residents interested in becoming a candidate for mayor in the May 1 municipal election must file the qualifying forms with the General Registrar by 7 p.m. on March 6.
In his statement, Glenn said he had been an active employee of the Glenn Insurance Agency for over 55 years and, “it is time to look to other activities.”
Glenn said, effective Feb. 6, he will be stepping down as President and Treasurer of the agency and his “more than capable daughter,” Meredith G. McGrady will become the third president of the company. Glenn said he would remain as CEO and Corporate Secretary of the agency.
“I will continue to work in sales and with specific commercial accounts in order to facilitate a smooth transition,” Glenn said.
“The agency has been in business under the current corporate name since February 1952, and this will be the second change in the corporate management,” Glenn said, adding, “Glenn Insurance will continue to serve the insurance needs of the community and our many loyal customers.”
Glenn closed by quoting the late Alabama Congressman Frank A. Clark, saying, “Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.”
“In my years in both the private and public sectors, I have never accomplished a big thing,” Glenn said. “But I can easily lose count of all the small things.
“I have been blessed with a wonderful family, a few good friends, and a host of acquaintances, who have truly made my life worthwhile. My best wishes to the council and staff as Pulaski moves forward towards a bright and successful future.”
By Mike Williams, The Patriot