Glenn McGann seeks Place 3 on city councilPublished 11:59am Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Glenn McGann, a newcomer to Hartselle who wants to see more emphasis placed on retail business growth and job creation, is one of four candidates seeking Place 3 on Hartselle’s city council, subject to the August 28 Municipal Election.
McGann, vice president of marketing for Selective Structures of Athens, Tenn., is in a race with George Hearing, Karen Owens and Mike Roberson. The position they seek is currently filled by Mark Mizell, who is not seeking reelection.
“I’ve always been interested in politics and decided to offer myself as a candidate after Place 3 became available,” McGann said. “I feel the mayor and city council have done a good job over the past eight years and I want to help keep the city moving forward.”
“My job takes me to cities throughout the southeast and I am in contact with municipal officials and businessmen on a regular basis,” he pointed out. “I believe I can use my business background to attract more industries and businesses to our community.”
“I’d like to see Hartselle become more competitive with cities like Madison, Decatur and Athens when it comes to creating new and better jobs and building our tax base from
retail sales. “I believe the new Morgan Business Park and high school gives us a
competitive advantage. We just have to get our name out to anyone who is looking to locate a business in North Alabama.”
McGann also said he will work to restore the health care services the city lost when Hartselle Medical Center closed, supports running city government like a business and is committed to a solution to the speed and flow of traffic.
McGann and his wife Barbara, who is employed at the Hartselle Post Office, and their daughter Jessi, a senior at UNA, have resided in Hartselle since 2007 and in Morgan County since 1995.
He serves as president of the Alabama Advertising Cooperative and is a member of the North Alabama Transportation Foundation. He is also a member of Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce.
He and his family attend Pleasant Hill UMC in Tennessee.
McGann graduated from high school in Cleveland, Tenn., and studied business at Cleveland State Junior College and Chattanooga State College.