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UCDD vows to press forward
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WILLIAMS and FOSTER - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
The Upper Cumberland Development District installed new officers last week.While the agency has seen its share of controversy in the last few months, officials vowed to move forward in the coming year, speaking of a more open and united UCDD in the future. The agency's annual meeting, held Thursday at Nick's Restaurant in Cookeville, saw the installation of Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon as chairman, Overton County Executive Ron Cyrus as vice chairman, White County Executive Herd Sullivan as treasurer, and Marvin Lusk as secretary.Interim Director Randy Williams told the assembly that everyone involved had spent too much time and effort on the 44-year-old agency to see it fail now, and that measures would be taken to bring the UCDD back up to speed.“I'm just going to be straightforward with you, everybody knows what we've been through,” Williams said. “It's no secret.