Boyle County makes final appointment to EDP board

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Boyle County Fiscal Court has selected Dr. David Williams to serve in its third and final seat on the board of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership.

“With Dr. Williams background, particularly in agriculture, it was kind of an area that EDP really hasn’t had a lot of expertise in through the years,” Boyle County Magistrate John Caywood said Tuesday. “I think that what he brings to the table in the area of agriculture is very important to the economic development of this county and community.”

Caywood motioned to appoint Williams and Magistrate Dickie Mayes seconded; the fiscal court voted unanimously in favor.

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Williams is president and co-founder of Burkmann Nutrition, a Danville-based feed company with a storefront and processing facilities along Perryville Road near the railroad viaduct.

Judge-Executive Harold McKinney said after Tuesday’s meeting that Williams’ “perspective from the business of agriculture” will be a good addition to the EDP board.

“That will be a nice perspective to have and on top of that, he’s just a really nice person,” McKinney said.

Williams joins McKinney and David Maynard, the Danville Market president for Community Trust Bank, as as the fiscal court’s three appointees to the EDP board of directors.

The newly restructured EDP board met for the first time this month. In addition to Boyle County’s three voting seats, the City of Danville, the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and private “Chairman’s Circle” donors (Centre College, Ephraim McDowell Health and Farmers National Bank) have three voting seats apiece. The board has yet to appoint three additional “at-large” voting members.

Boyle County Fiscal Court also made an appointment Tuesday to the Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission. Magistrates voted unanimously to appoint Jim Boyd to fill the remainder of Clyde Mullins term. Mullins was appointed in March but had to resign last month due to a change in the requirements of his job.

“I’ve known Jim for a long time; I think this is a great appointment,” Magistrate Phil Sammons said. “… Not only is he a Centre graduate, he’s an outstanding citizen.”