By Beth Christian Broschart
The Parsons Advocate
PARSONS – There is a new smiling face on the Parsons City Council – that of Parsons resident Nick Carr, who was selected to serve as Parsons City Council Recorder following the resignation of Connie Collins. Carr began his duties Tuesday after taking the oath of office from Parsons Mayor Dorothy Judy.
Judy posted on Facebook that she felt “Nick is motivated, knowledgeable, responsible, dependable and a very eager young man. I’m very pleased that he has joined our City Council. He will be a good fit.”
Carr said he is pleased to be appointed to the position and said he believes the younger generation needs to get more involved.
“I want to be involved in my community,” Carr said. “I grew up in Parsons and am interested in what goes on here. I want to be involved in helping Parsons grow as a community.”
Carr will serve out the year to his appointed position, but said he plans to run for a seat on the Parsons City Council during the next election.
“I do not plan to run for recorder – I will just be running for a Parsons City Council seat,” Carr said. “I am in Ward 2.”
Along with a new and fresh outlook, Carr said he feels he is on board with some of the current projects to improve Parsons.
“I am so happy folks are working to get First Street back to what is was,” Carr said. “I am a big advocate for small businesses and growing our town. That is one of my biggest concerns. We live in a great community and I want to do my part to keep it great.”
Carr is an insurance agent with G.J. Garton Insurance in Parsons. He graduated from Tucker County High School before attending Fairmont State University. He is the Chairman of the Tucker County Historic Landmark Commission, a Board Member with the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Tucker County Rotary Club.
Carr attends the Parsons First Baptist Church. He is engaged to Kyndra Lantz and they are expecting their first child in July.
Parsons City Council meetings are open to the public and are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 6 p.m. in the Charles W. “Bill” Rosenau Municipal Building in Parsons.