After serving sixteen years as District 1 Supervisor for Lauderdale county, Hank Florey now has a legacy that lives on through the county boardroom. The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors have dedicated their boardroom in his honor. “I didn’t accomplish anything by myself. It took the whole board to do it and a lot of employees with Lauderdale county. So, I share this honor with the people of whom I worked with,” said Florey.
“He laid the groundwork for the future of the Board of Supervisors. We’re always tackling projects and problems, and I think Hank did a great job of him doing his job when he was in office, and I could imagine where things would be without him, and it would just be a mess,” said the current District 1 Supervisor, Jonathan Wells.
In addition to dedicating the boardroom, the supervisors have also named May 20th as Hank Florey Day. “Financially, infrastructure, the roads and everything in District 1—it was just a very pleasant transition for me to step into that role. I didn’t find a mess on my hands. Things were well ordered, and I thank Mr. Hank for that and owe him a debt of gratitude for the great job that he did,” said Wells. Florey had his wife, children, and grandchildren by his side. “I appreciate the people of District 1. It means a lot to me, it’s quite an honor, and I appreciate that plaque and the day being named after me. It will live with me forever for the rest of my life and my family as well.” During his time as supervisor, major projects were completed such as the AG Center being built and also the county’s detention facility. He served from 1996-2004 and then again in 2008 until 2016.