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File #: RS2022-1759    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: A resolution celebrating Joyce I. Searcy upon her retirement after 51 years of service as an employee of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Sponsors: Bob Nash, Colby Sledge, Jeff Syracuse, Erin Evans, Bob Mendes, Joy Styles, Courtney Johnston, Ginny Welsch, Kyonzte Toombs, Brett Withers, Tonya Hancock, Tanaka Vercher, Nancy VanReece, Sharon Hurt, Angie Henderson, Jennifer Gamble, Zulfat Suara, Kathleen Murphy, Larry Hagar, Antoinette Lee, Brandon Taylor, Delishia Porterfield, Burkley Allen, Russ Bradford, Tom Cash, Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Russ Pulley, Thom Druffel, Kevin Rhoten, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Dave Rosenberg, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Zach Young
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A resolution celebrating Joyce I. Searcy upon her retirement after 51 years of service as an employee of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

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WHEREAS, in February 1971, Joyce I. Searcy was employed by the Metro Traffic Violations Bureau, which was under the jurisdiction of the Metro General Sessions Court and eventually the Circuit Court Clerks' office; and

WHEREAS, in 1976, the Metro General Sessions Court was offered a Federal Grant to create a Probation Department; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Searcy decided to take a leap of faith and applied for the assistant position, interviewed with the General Sessions Court judges, and was hired as the first assistant; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Searcy and fellow employees initially worked out of the hallway on the third floor of the Metro Courthouse until office space became available to them; and

WHEREAS, approximately two years later, the Metropolitan Government funded the Metro Probation Department as part of the Metro General Sessions Court, which has remained a part of the Courts through the present day; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Searcy served in the role of the first assistant for a few years, and in 1981 she was offered the position of administrative assistant with the Metro General Sessions Court and has worked there for forty-one years, as of August 19, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Searcy has two sons, JT, who lives in Nashville, and Scott, who is in the military and currently lives in Spain; and

WHEREAS, she has seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, but through her eyes, they are all the same; and

WHEREAS, outside of Metro, Ms. Searcy is a part of the Robinson Family and worked as a funeral assistant at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home for ten years; and

WHEREAS, she was the assistant to "Big Gale Robinson" for nineteen years and to "Little Gale Robinson" for thirty-two years; and

WHEREAS, in her spare time, Ms. Searcy enjoys playing an old slot machine at the casino, streaming a good s...

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