Margie Johnson has been named the new recorder and treasurer for the town of Slayden following the resignation of Diane Harrison last month. Johnson takes over as Slayden’s lone employee in the part-time position. Mayor Gary Hodges recognized Harrison for her years of service to Slayden at Tuesday night’s town commission meeting by presenting her with an Honorary Citizen certificate, saying she deserves special recognition for her service as mayor and recorder. Harrison was the first woman to be elected mayor of a Dickson County municipality when she won Slayden’s highest office in the 1990s. Following her service as mayor, she would become recorder and treasurer for Slayden, but announced last year she would be retiring after her husband Roger ended his term as mayor with the November election. Harrison notified Hodges of her
resignation last month effective Dec. 31. Hodges announced he has launched the Honorary Citizen of Slayden program to recognize people who assist Dickson County’s smallest municipality. He presented the first certificate in the program Monday night to Vanleer Mayor Larry Robertson, in recognition of his assistance to the neighboring town.