W - Brown Edit 06-07-12ALACHUA – Alachua city commissioner Shirley Green Brown celebrated her first anniversary pn the City Commission by becoming Alachua’s new vice mayor April 22.

Brown has served on the Alachua City Commission since April 2012. She succeeded Commissioner Robert Wilford as vice mayor and will hold the position for a year.

“I was humbled and honored by the nomination,” Brown said.

Brown has been an Alachua resident for about 40 years. She worked for the Alachua County School Board for 31 years and taught at Alachua Elementary School and W.W. Irby Elementary School. She continues to be involved with education by tutoring students in the community.

She retired as a career-speech and language pathologist in 2012.

Brown is active in the Alachua community with involvement in many organizations.

Brown is a member of the Friends of the Library, President of the Alachua Woman’s Club and serves on the School Advisory Council for Irby Elementary School. She is also the leadership chairperson for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mu Upsilon Omega Chapter and a State of Florida Special Olympics representative.

In her term as Vice Mayor, Brown hopes to increase jobs, improve youth programs and continue to promote the revitalization of the city of Alachua.

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