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District 1 Commisioner
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22555 Elkton Road Athens, AL 35614
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Gary Daly has been a public servant for approximately 38 years. He was born on December 24, 1949 in Limestone County. He graduated from Ardmore High School and married Barbara Bartlett in June 1968. They have four children Ellen Emfinger, Beth Freeman, Collin Daly, and Gary Noble Daly and five grandchildren.
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He continued his education at Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. Gary completed additional Law Enforcement training at Jacksonville State University in 1976. He has completed various Law Enforcement training courses and completed specialized training in Management Supervision in 1982 at FBI Academy located on the United States Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia. Further education came from Auburn University's Local Government Training Institute. (ALGTI) Gary completed the courses in 1986 and 2006 and still attends their courses around the State of Alabama along with Commissioners from other Counties, which is a vital part of our being able to give our people the service they deserve.
In 1972, he started serving the public with the City of Athens Police Department and later went to work for the Limestone County Sheriff Department where he served for 14 years. He ran for the public office Chairman of the Limestone County Commission and was elected in June 1986. He was appointed to take office early after the former Chairman resigned. He served for 4 1/2 years. After his term expired he continued serving the public in Law Enforcement for the Ardmore City Police Department for 16 years. He ran again for public office and was elected June 2006 as Limestone County District One Commissioner.
Gary has been involved with several county projects during his tenure as Commission Chairman and now District One Commissioner. He was very supportive during his term as Commission Chairman in 1989 when Richard Martin first presented his vision of what is now known as The Richard Martin Rails to Trails. The Limestone County Parks and Recreation Board will mark the completion of the $1.1 million, 20-year project that began with the purchase of 11 miles of abandoned CSX railway from Hays Mill to Veto at the Tennessee state line on March 21, 2009.
He has served as a Board Member, Vice President for one term and President for two terms with the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG). This organization helps local governments improve the quality of life for the region's more than 550,000 residents. The services are in three program areas: Aging, Economic Development and Planning.
Since being elected as the District One Commissioner in 2006, Gary has worked diligently to improve the roads and financial stability of District One.