[caption id="attachment_35495" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-35495" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/12\/Hanna.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="453" \/> Greenbrier County Commissioners Mike McClung and Lowell Rose, flanking outgoing Commission President Woody Hanna, presented Hanna with a painting of the West Virginia University, painted by Robert Tuckwiller, to commemorate his years of service to the county. Rose and McClung thanked Hanna for what he\u2019s done for Greenbrier County. \u201cHe\u2019s put in countless hours\u201d as an active commission member, and that it\u2019s likely Hanna\u2019s \u201cwealth of knowledge\u201d will be needed from time to time by the commission.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>At the close of the final county commission meeting of the year, outgoing Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna, a WVU grad, was honored by fellow commissioners Lowell Rose and Mike McClung with a painting of the West Virginia University, painted by Robert Tuckwiller, to commemorate Hanna\u2019s years of service to the county.<\/h1>\r\nHanna\u2019s seat on the commission will be filled by newly elected commissioner Tammy Shifflett-Tincher beginning on Jan. 8, 2019.\r\n\r\nHanna authorized Rose to serve as Chair of the Commission at the first January meeting, at which time a new commission president will be selected.\r\n\r\nA recap of nearly 20 accomplishments fulfilled during Hanna\u2019s term as county commission president were cited to include: a new service helicopter for the Greenbrier County Airport Authority, $450,000 in hotel\/motel tax funds available to the county, six years of continued funding for the Greenbrier County Animal Shelter, donating $250,000 to support the WSS pool, development of the Sam Black water project by PSD #2, United SkyWest servicing Greenbrier Valley Airport, assigning the dog warden\u00a0 position and the Day Report Center under the Sheriff\u2019s department umbrella, moving the Day Report Center to Ronceverte, the purchase of the final 6-plus miles of the Meadow River rail track for the Meadow River Trail into Rainelle, establishing the Rupert regional office for the sheriff\u2019 department, the purchase of 143 acres on Harper Road to develop a sportsplex and park, acquiring grant applications toward resolving flooding issues in Rainelle, acquiring a five-percent discount in flood insurance through FEMA\u2019s community rating system, settling the pool litigation dispute and, lastly, securing ownership of the 911 Center property.\r\n\r\nHanna offered his thanks and appreciation for the exemplary service by the many people in all the departments within the courthouse, the 911 center, elected officials, both past and present, clerks, security and other personnel, including the custodians who maintenance the building. Chief among those he mentioned, was Commission Clerk Kelly Banton, whom Hanna called an especially \u201cvaluable asset to the county.\u201d He said fellow commissioners Lowell Rose and Mike McClung have proved to be \u201creally special to me.\u201d And, Hanna added, \u201cI\u2019m sure Tammy [Shifflett-Tincher] will step in and keep things coming. It\u2019s been an honor to serve for 12 years [in two separate terms] as commissioner. I will always remember these times.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn other business:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan requested approval for two new hires for the department. Desiree Baught was approved for a deputy sheriff position and Michele Saunders will serve as courthouse security guard, replacing Amy Boles, who will replace retiring officer Lloyd Fisher.<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\n\u2022 The commissioners went into executive session with Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via to discuss a possible action on an issue concerning the Greenbrier County Housing Authority. When they emerged, Commissioner Hanna authorized Via to contact HUD with regard to the county\u2019s housing authority.