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By Jennifer Elmore
Regions Doing More Today
Two mayors. Two small Alabama towns. One hundred miles apart. And one common mission: protecting people from COVID-19.
The moment you meet Vredenburgh Mayor Calvert Wright, his spirit of gratitude is clear. The same is true for Epes Mayor Walter Porter, who said his job as mayor is simply “serving people.”
Both are public servants who had no idea when their terms began that they would be guiding their towns through the local impacts of a global pandemic. With fewer than 450 residents each, and no large retail base to generate tax revenue, neither community had the budget to absorb the impact of something like COVID-19.
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