Justin Tennant stepping down from A&P Commission

Justin Tennant / Courtesy photo

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission will soon have a new City Council representative.

Ward 3 Alderman Justin Tennant said he plans to step down, and that he’s asked Mayor Lioneld Jordan find a replacement council member to serve in his place.

“I have spent four years on (the commission), and I think someone else should get the chance (to serve),” said Tennant.

Tennant was appointed to the commission in January 2011 after he was elected for his first term on the City Council in place of outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Robert Rhoads.

State law requires the A&P Commission to be made up of two mayor-appointed members of the City Council, along with one at-large member from the public, and four owners or managers of a hotel, motel or restaurant.

Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty has served as the second council representative since January 2013.

Jordan said Wednesday he hadn’t yet decided which alderman should replace Tennant, but said he’d likely make a decision by mid-January.

Tennant said he told commission chair Ching Mong he’d be happy to serve through January if a replacement isn’t named before the group’s meeting on the second Monday of the month.