Former County Commission member Whitey Hitchcock was honored at the County Commission meeting Monday, March 19.
“I didn’t know what you were getting me into, Whitey,” said Catherine Denenberg before reading the resolution officially honoring Hitchcock. Denenberg is Hitchcock’s successor to the County Commission chair for District 6.
“For over three decades, Commissioner Whitey Hitchcock has served this county with dignity, distinction and everlasting pride. His remarkable service has included many honors and accolades, from a passionate teacher of young adults, community leader and conservationist, to his prolific career as a member of the Anderson County Board of Commissioners since 2006.
“Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was his passion for influencing and impacting the lives of young adults in our society, from the educational classroom to their chosen career paths… His passion for students will never be surpassed”
After the resolution was read, all of the current County Commission members took a moment to come up and personally congratulate Mr. Hitchcock.
Hitchcock took to the microphone, first of all, thanking Steve Mead and Denenberg for their services to the district and county he once served.
Mead said, “Whitey pointed out that we didn’t see eye to eye on everything, but there is one thing we always agreed on: that the most important factor in who makes a good county official is a person that leads their life with honor and always wants the best for the citizens of Anderson County.
“We are going to miss you Whitey.”