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December 24, 2012

Nichols runs last Board of Supervisors meeting

Knoxville — Marion County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sam Nichols' last meeting with the board was held Monday morning. He was recognized for his eight years of service on the board. 

The end of Nichols' term as a supervisor marks the end of 38 years of working in public service. Nichols first ran for the Board in 2004, after retiring from the Knoxville Police Department. 

Nichols took office in January 2005. It was that same year he began to serve as Marion County's representative to the Fifth Judicial District. Sally Kraemer and Mike King, on behalf of the district, were at Monday's meeting to recognize Nichols for his contributions. 

"He's just played a huge role for us and helped us through some really bad budget times," Kraemer said. 

"Our board really appreciates the service Sam has given us," King said. "He's been a good friend and I think this county will lose a lot." 

Marion County Auditor Jake Grandia shared some sentiment, and a certificate, on behalf of the county government. The employees and elected officials wanted to share their appreciation for Nichols' efforts. 

"I personally cherish you as a friend, and I wish you the best," Grandia said. 

Nichols said Marion County has an "unbelievable" group of elected officials, department heads and other employees. He is glad to have worked with them and will miss the interaction he had with them the most.

"They do a great job," Nichols said. 

"It's been a real enjoyment," is how Nichols described his years on the board, following the meeting. The office has presented him with interesting challenges at times over the years. His objective has always been to move Marion County forward, while looking out for what's best for the county, and not individual communities. 

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