Commission honors leaving Coffee County Registrar

Coffee County Commission Chairman Dean Smith, right, thanks Coffee County Registrar Linda Blake, left, for her time serving as a Registrar.

The Coffee County Commission honored leaving Coffee County Board of Registrars Chairperson Linda Blake at its regular meeting on Sept. 23.

Blake was given a plaque and a proclamation was read to honor her for her time working on the Board of Registrars.

“Through her dedication and hard work she has helped to establish the Coffee County Board of Registrars standard in the state,” Commission Chairman Dean Smith read. “Whereas, Linda has worked tirelessly to increase voter awareness and participation through various activities including conducting mock elections at schools.”

During their comments commissioners Jimmy Jones and Tom Grimsley also thanked Blake for her service to the county and wished her the best in her next endeavor.

Coffee County Board of Registrars official Denine Richey spoke about Blake’s time serving on the board.

“She’s been a real asset,” Richey said. “She’s learned everything very quickly, (she’s) very thorough and been professional the whole time. She’s worked well with our commission and our probate office as well. We’re really sad that she’s going to be leaving us, we’re going to miss her. She’s made a huge impact but I know that family comes first and she needs to do what she needs to do.”

Coffee County Board of Registrars official Sarah Chapman said it was an honor to work with Blake.

 “She served with an integrity and it was an absolute honor work alongside Linda for the last four years,” Chapman said.

Blake thanked everyone for the support that she received while working for the county.

She originally joined the Board of Registrars in 2015 before becoming chairperson in 2017.

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