Sneads City Councilman Greg Lewis has announced he will be a candidate for re-election in the April 14, 2009 town election. Lewis, 47, has served two terms since he was first elected in 2004. He has served as Council President for the past two years.
Lewis also serves on several other local boards, including East Jackson County Economic Development Council, the Jackson County Tourist Development Council, the Jackson County Development Council and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Lewis cited some of the accomplishments from his four years on the council so far. "We were able to get our water system upgraded with a 10 - inch water line extension on Highway 90 east," said Lewis, "which allowed us to bring in Lake Seminole Inn and will help us further develop Seminole Commerce Park."
"This upgrade was fully funded by state grant money with no additional cost to our residents," Lewis added.
We were also able to bring Peoples South Bank to Sneads after Wachovia closed their Sneads Branch. "Having a bank in town is not only a convenience for our residents it is also vital for our existing businesses and those businesses who may wish to locate here," Lewis stated.
Lewis, a lifelong resident of Sneads, has owned and operated a business in Sneads since 1996. "I believe that my business experience and years on the Town Council have prepared me to help lead us through the difficult economic times we now face," Lewis concluded.