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Gibson retires from Etowah board
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Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors Chairman Jim King, left, presents Lake Gibson with a trophy commemorating his eight years of service on the board. - photo by Allie Dean

Last week marked the final meeting for Etowah Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors member Lake Gibson, who retired from the board after moving to Forsyth County.

Gibson served eight years on the board, which makes decisions for the authority and manages its water resources and services.

The board is currently made up of chairman Jim King, members Linda Townley, Tony Kellar and Deborah Stowers.

According to his bio, Gibson was formerly a member and past chairman of the Development Authority of Dawson County, chairman of the Dawson County Industrial Building Authority and treasurer for the Joint Development Authority of Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties.

Gibson also served as president for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and as the vice president of administrative services for Lanier Technical College for 22 years.

Gibson had lived in Dawson County since 1979.

His last board meeting was April 11.

"It's time for us to look ahead and do some other things," Gibson said about his retirement. "I've enjoyed my time being on the board. I will miss ya'll. My wife and I will try to do a little travel."

King presented Gibson with a trophy commemorating his terms of service on the board.

"We really do appreciate your service on this board and to Etowah" said King. "It won't be the same without you."

Also at the April 11 meeting, Townley was sworn in for her 26th year serving on the board. She has been a board member since 1991.