The Rutledge City Council is composed of four at-large members with staggered 4-year terms.
Post 1: Timothy Smith
Mr. Smith began his first term as City Council Post 1 in January 2014. He has lived in Rutledge for over 10 years. He is married and has three grown children. He says "My family and I have completely fallen in love with Rutledge. It is such a wonderful little town and great community. Growth is coming to Rutledge - my goal is that we will be proactive not reactive in dealing with the growth. Rutledge is a community in which I feel at home. It is such an interesting little town".
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Post 2: Anthony Sells
Mr. Sells began his first term as City Council Post 2 in January 2016. He and his wife of 48 years have 3 children. He and his family have lived in Rutledge for almost 13 years. Mr. Sells served in the US Navy for 4 years as a Hospital Corpsman and Laboratory Technician and served in Vietnam aboard the hospital ship, USS Sanctuary. He has a BS in Biology and also has a degree in Medical Technology. After his service in the Navy, he was employed as the Laboratory Manager at several hospitals and laboratories in Macon. He was also employed as the Laboratory Manager at Morgan Memorial Hospital for 10 years before his retirement. His interests include coaching softball and kick ball for Special Needs individuals, and traveling.
His goals are "listening to, and assisting citizens of Rutledge and helping to promote controlled growth"
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Post 3: Bruce Altznauer
Mr. Altznauer began his first term as City Council Post 3 in January 2014. He, his wife and their dog have lived in Rutledge for almost 10 years. He says "I have seen a lot of positive changes over the years and also have seen things that need attention thus the reason I wanted to be your City Councilman. I am an engineer for Heatcraft by day and enjoy my weekends here in Rutledge with friends and yard work.
My goal for Rutledge is the same as yours - to have a safe, clean little town and retain the charm that keeps us all here. Special attention to our water system, upkeep of our streets and sidewalks, and restoration of the houses that could be purchased by nice people looking for a home in our little town. Special attention to our zoning so we can continue to enjoy the quality of life we all deserve. We will be faced with growth in the coming years and this is not necessarily a bad thing if it is used to our best interest. I look forward to hearing your goals and desires for Rutledge as we move into 2014 and beyond."
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Post 4: Brenda Thompson
Mrs. Thompson was elected to City Council Post 4 in August 2004. She serves as Mayor Pro Tempore, and also represents Rutledge in the Bioterrorism Committee of the Morgan County Health Department. Her goals are "to work together with the Mayor and other Council members and serving the citizens of Rutledge to the best of our ability. We want to work on improvements of sidewalks/streets, getting our lift stations in great working condition and to prepare for the growth of our town and surrounding areas while maintaining our "Small but Special" atmosphere."
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