Surprise proclamation shocks Smiths Station’s first mayor

SMITHS STATION, Ala. – There was a surprise event held Tuesday for outgoing Mayor LaFaye Dellinger. Most times she smiled, but there were other times she expressed, that she’s really going to miss being mayor.

Dellinger’s surprise took place at the government center in Smiths Station Tuesday morning. A host of government officials were there including: Mayor Elect Bubba Copeland and also Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers.Congressman Rogers presented the Proclamation to Dellinger Tuesday.

The Proclamation referenced Dellinger’s 15-year service as Smiths Station’s first and only mayor.

She shares how she expects life to run moving forward.

“I don’t intend to drop out. I’ll be as much involved as they’ll allow me to be. I already told Bubba I’m gonna aggravate him. I really do think Bubba is gonna do a good job. I’ve endorsed him. It is my belief that he will be a good mayor,” says Dellinger.

As News 3 reported in June, Dellinger issued out a letter to Smiths Stations residents. She said in part, “I cannot adequately focus on my health and my family while also giving the city the necessary attention it deserves.”

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