Donald J. Prestage was sworn in to the City of Reidsville Ward 2, Post 3 council seat this past week.
Probate Court Judge Gloria Dubberly read the oath as Prestage raised his right hand and placed his left on the Holy Bible. Prestage qualified for the council seat last week and was unopposed.
He will fill the seat left vacant by the late Bruce Conner, who died on December 28 of last year.
Prestage held this same seat from late 2018 to early 2019. This time, Prestage is looking to make a larger difference in the city of Reidsville.
“I promise to do my best; to listen to what you, the citizens, want and need; to put your interests above my own; to seek ways to grow and improve our city; and to be fiscally responsible. I do not feel this position should be used to improve one’s personal, financial, or business gain. I will make fully informed decisions, understanding fully the impact on the citizens before casting a vote on any motion before the Council. It is my desire to earn the trust and respect of the citizens and to always treat each of you with the respect you deserve,” Prestage said.
Prestage asks that the citizens come to and participate in the council meetings. He wants the citizens' views on the direction of the city to be known.
Even though he did not hold a council seat at the time of voting, Prestage was awarded Best City Council Member for The Journal Sentinel’s 2021 Best of Tattnall edition.
Prestage is a lifelong resident of the city of Reidsville. He worked for over 36 years with Southern Company, at Plant E.I. Hatch. As a citizen and property owner, he has attended and participated in the City Council meetings for over six years.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Reidsville City Council will be held on April 11 at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.