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A second application has been received for a vacancy on the Paris Economic Development Corporation board of directors.
The Rev. James Price, past president of the Paris chapter of the NAACP, submitted his application this morning, City Clerk Janice Ellis said.
Stephen Grubbs, chief executive officer of Paris Regional Medical Center, submitted his application on Friday.
Applications for the vacancy left by the Oct. 9 resignation of PEDC board member Toni Clem will be accepted through Nov. 11, City Clerk Janice Clerk said. The unexpired term expires on June 30, 2015.
The Paris City Council is expected to make the appointment at its Nov. 18 meeting.
Applications previously submitted for the PEDC or other board positions are no longer on file, Ellis said.
The four other members of the PEDC board are Bruce Carr, whose term expires in June 2014; Vicki Ballard, who is filling a term that also expires in June 2014;Rebecca Clifford, who is filling a term that expires in June 2015; and David Turner, whose term expires in 2016.
Price, 68, who lives at 1230 Shiloh St., was named recently as interim pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Paris.
As president of the local NAACP, Price has helped plan diversity programs for the past four years and has also been involved in budget planning and programming.
Grubbs, 48, who lives at 2365 Wildwood, was named CEO of Paris Regional Medical Center on March 11. He has 24 years of health care experience, including 16 years as chief financial officer. Before coming here, he was chief executive officer of the Regional Hospital of Jackson, Tenn.
To serve on the PEDC, a person must live in the City of Paris and must not have served on the City Council for at least one year prior to being appointed.
For more information or to obtain an application, contact Ellis at (903) 784-9248 or at email@example.com. Or click on the link below to download the application.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra