Gilbert seeks Dist. II Commission Seat

Melinda Gilbert is the daughter of Charles “Joe” and Margaret Gilbert of Hollywood. Her grandparents were John and Ruby Odom of Hollywood and Juanita Haswell and Winfred Gilbert. Gilbert served on the commission from 2016-2020 representing Dist. III, making her the only candidate running with experience. Since then she has moved back to Hollywood in Dist. II. Gilbert states, “It takes several months to get your feet on the ground as a commissioner; you have to learn about the departments, budgets, where funds come from and are allowed to be used, also, gained knowledge what has been tried/failed and tried/succeeded in helping our county.” She admits the first time was a learning process and may have made some mistakes but feels this experience, mistakes and all, will allow her to be a better commissioner if given the opportunity to serve again; she will be able to hit the ground running. Gilbert says, “I am asking for another opportunity to serve my county and give back, because this county and its people have been good to me.”

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