A longtime Centerville town council member has taken on his political party’s leadership.
Gary Holbert, who joined Centerville’s council in 1996, has been named the Wayne County Democratic Party chair. Martha Jones will be the vice chair.
“I just thought there was something more I could give back to our party, and this is one opportunity for me to do it,” Holbert said.
Holbert, 66, said he wants to see younger generations get more involved in local government. While he realizes residents often are busy with everyday challenges, “maybe there’s some way we can split the difference.”
Holbert is retired after a career including 23 years as a meat cutter and 13 years as an auctioneer’s helper. He’s been a part-time farm hand and served on boards focused on planning and historic preservation.
>> More information about Gary Holbert is included in the Sept. 7, 2022, print edition of Western Wayne News.