Mobley skips executive session at board meeting
By RICK HEAD
Brantley County Commissioner Jesse Mobley, who vowed not to participate in executive sessions
through the end of the year, was true to his word during last week’s work session. The Tuesday, October 6 meeting with a few concerned citizens, along with current and former EMS employees, began with a 52-minute executive session for attorney-client litigation discussion.
Mobley remained seated as Chairman Skipper Harris, commissioners Randy Davison, Brian Hendrix, and Ray Griffin, County Manager Toby Harris, County Clerk Rene’ Herrin, and Attorney Dean Strickland exited the room.
Mobley referred all answers to questions concerning his absence of the executive session to his September 5, 2020, Facebook post.
“While it may hinder my ability to fully serve the public,” Mobley posted on his Facebook page, “I will no longer participate in executive sessions or any other forms of communication with my fellow commissioners other than those that are on record in the public portions of a meeting. I will not subject my character to any situation where the narrative of my actions can be manipulated by others who have displayed a willingness to mold it to fit their own agenda. I will reassess this approach after the first of the year when the newest commissioner-elect takes office