WATER VALLEY – A longtime public servant was honored at Monday’s Board of Supervisor meeting. Bill McMinn logged over four decades of service to Yalobusha County, serving as a constable, sheriff’s deputy, supervisor and, most recently, as the county’s environmental cleanup officer from 2005 to 2019. McMinn retired last December.
“He is a testament to what public service is about, serving our community and our county for as long as he did,” Board President Cayce Washington noted during the presentation at the Water Valley courthouse.
“I have enjoyed working for the county. I started out in 1964 as a deputy sheriff. Eight years later I got elected as a constable for 16 years. Four years after that, I got elected supervisor for eight years. The man that took my place employed me as environmental officer for 16 years,” McMinn shared about his lengthy work history.
“I have enjoyed all of it and I appreciate y’all recognizing me,” he added.