Alderman Johnny Anderson announces retirement from city government

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December 15th, 2020     Government & Politics

After serving the City of New Albany as Ward Two Alderman for six terms, Johnny Anderson is announcing his retirement from public office and will not be seeking re-election in 2021.

During my twenty-four-year career, I have tried to serve the City of New Albany to the best of my ability. The position of Alderman is an awesome responsibility and one that should never be taken lightly. I am extremely grateful to each of you for allowing me to serve in this important position. I have always conducted city business in an honest, progressive, and responsible way. It has been an honor and privilege to be your voice in city government.

I have worked tirelessly to keep our City financially strong during a time of tremendous growth. I labored to help provide essential services to our residents while never once voting to increase your municipal ad valorem property taxes.

On January 7, 2020 I introduced, and the Board approved a resolution declaring the City of New Albany a Safe City for Preborn Children and urging the citizens of New Albany to promote and defend the inalienable right to life and the inherent dignity of all innocent human beings at every stage of development. I am extremely proud of this achievement.

During my career in public service, GOD has blessed me with a loving, caring family who have supported me as I sacrificed my time with them to serve this great City. I thank my family, friends, and constituents for believing in me.

My heart has always been to fight for our City employees and for the citizens of New Albany. I hope I have not let you down.

Three life lessons I always try to live by are:

  • Don’t forget where you came from
  • Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought
  • Remember folks on the way up, you may need them on the way down

A special thanks to Mayors (the late Tom Cooper, Walter Johnson, Billy Wiseman, Tim Kent), Aldermen (Jim Owen, David Holmes, the late Tommie Beasley, Charles Kitchens, Jerry Kennemore, the late Bill Tucker, Jeff Olson, Scott Dunnam, Kevin Dale White, Will Tucker, Keith Conlee, Amy Livingston), all Department Heads and City employees both past and present. It has been a privilege to serve and work with each of you during these many years. You have made my time in office both educational and enjoyable.

Again, thanks to my Ward Two (2) supporters. I will never forget you. Although I am retiring from public office, I will continue to work for the advancement of our great City.

May God Bless Each of You,

Johnny Anderson

Vice Mayor/Alderman Ward Two (2)

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