Ms. Ollie Vester was selected for the position of Mayor of Forkland, AL at the Forkland Town Council meeting held Monday, May 2, 2016. Ms. Vester will hold the position of Mayor until the municipal elections scheduled for August 2016. Michael Westmoreland was also nominated for the mayoral position. The final vote was 3/2 for Ms. Vester.
The Forkland Mayor’s seat was vacated after the death Mr. Derrick Biggs, who was completing his first term as mayor.
Vester has served on the Forkland Town Council for eight years, representing District 1. She was at the end of her second term and held the position of Mayor Pro Temp. Other Forkland Town Council members are Preston Davis, Willie Sashington, Dora Armstead and Jimmie Benison. Ms. Vester’s District 1 seat on the council will be filled at the next meeting.
Ollie Vester is a lifelong resident of Forkland and a retired teacher with the Greene County School System. In response to her selection as Forkland Mayor, Ms. Vester stated,”I am happy to be of service to the Forkland community.”