THOMASVILLE — During the final City Council meeting of the month, Damion Ross (right) was recognized by Councilmember David Lewis (left) for his service to the community as the honorary councilmember for the month of January.
“This was a great experience and I wish that everyone would attend at least one meeting,” Ross said. “It was a great honor to be able to sit among the leaders of our community.”
He noted that even though his time as honorary councilmember has ended, he plans to still attend additional council meetings.
Ross, a Thomasville native, has been serving the community as a firefighter with Thomas County Fire Rescue for approximately five years. Ross also has close ties with the City Council, as he recently married Councilmember Lewis’ granddaughter, Asia Lewis-Ross.
At various times each year, councilmembers select a citizen to be the honorary councilmember. As an honorary councilmember, citizens serve for a period of one month, during which time they participate in council meetings and council-related committee meetings, in order to give them a first-hand account of what it takes to keep Thomasville running smoothly.
Greg Lawrence: Public Information Officer City of Thomasville