After 30 years of combined service on the Mint Hill Planning Board and the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners the Town of Mint Hill announces the retirement of Commissioner Carl ‘Mickey’ Ellington on December 14.
Commissioner Ellington began his service in 1978 as a member of the Planning Board. He held the Chairman position from 1985-1988. In 1999, he was elected to the Board of Commissioners. During his tenure Commissioner Ellington was in part, responsible for the establishment of the Mint Hill Police Department, the dedication of the North Carolina Korean War Memorial, the opening of the new Town Hall, as well as, the planned growth of the area.
Commissioner Ellington has spent his entire life in Mint Hill but his greatest passion and legacy is preserving the history of the Town through his work with the Mint Hill Historical Society.
“The Town of Mint Hill owes Mickey a huge thank you for all his years of service. He has been a huge supporter of our schools, churches and local non-profit organizations. We are grateful for everything he’s done to make the Town of Mint Hill a better place.” – Mayor Ted Biggers
A farewell reception will be held on December 14 at 6:00 pm at Mint Hill Town Hall located at 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. All friends, Town staff, family and well-wishers are welcome to attend.
Commissioner Ellington will be missed, but will remain involved with the Mint Hill Historical Society as well as other non-profit groups in the area.