The City of La Vergne has a new alderman and vice-mayor.
Magen Honeycutt was appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its April 6 meeting to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Vice Mayor Melisa Brown, who recently moved to Murfreesboro. Nine people applied for the position. Honeycutt will serve out the remainder of Brown’s term and can run for election in November 2022.
After Honeycutt’s nomination by Mayor Jason Cole, Alderman Steve Noe seconded the motion and said in support of Honeycutt: “We need somebody who can work with the board. We need somebody that’s not going to be a stone wall, that’s going to be open-minded, that we can sit up here and have differences of opinion and not get worked up. Someone that’ll do their homework. I’m going to agree with the Mayor on Megan Honeycutt.”
In her letter of intent, Honeycutt promised to “serve with honesty, integrity, and humility. I will complement this board well, so that work can resume for this great community.”
She is a route supervisor for FedEx Ground and first moved to La Vergne in 2010, leaving and returning in 2019. She has volunteered with the Rescue Squad, Box 100 and the La Vergne Fire & Rescue Department.
After the 3-1 vote for Honeycutt, La Vergne City Court Judge Ed Hiland administered the oath of office.
The board then turned to the Vice-Mayor vacancy. Alderman Graeme Coates nominated Noe with Cole seconding. Noe was approved as Vice Mayor by a 4-1 vote. He has served on the board since his appointment in 2018, and was elected alderman in 2020. His reputation is for taking a practical approach to issues.
Later in the meeting, Cole presented Brown with a Certificate of Appreciation for her service on the board. State Sen. Dawn White and State Rep. Mike Sparks presented Brown with a Tennessee House Joint Resolution signed by Gov. Lee for her service on the board.