Adella Gray to replace Justin Tennant on Fayetteville A&P Commission

Adella Gray speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Marion Orton Recycling Center on North Street in 2012.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

It looks like Mayor Lioneld Jordan has decided who will replace Alderman Justin Tennant on the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission.

Jordan will appoint Ward 1 Alderwoman Adella Gray to the position, according to documents included with the Jan. 6 City Council meeting agenda.

Tennant said last month he planned to step down from the commission and that he’d asked Jordan to find a replacement representative.

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

Tennant was first appointed to the commission in January 2011 after his election to 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 other council representative on the commission since January 2013.

Gray, who was recently re-elected to a third term, also serves on the council’s Transportation, Nominating and Equipment committees.