Bell seeking fifth term on Greenville City Council

Published 10:18 am Monday, July 9, 2012

Jeddo Bell has announced his intent to seek re-election for the Greenville City Council.

Bell, who has served on the council for 16 years, is seeking the District 5 seat.

“I should like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Greenville for their support over the last 16 years,” Bell said. “It is my belief that we will continue to grow and prosper as a city. I hope to serve the City of Greenville for another term.”

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During Bell’s tenure on the council, the City of Greenville was able to lure two Hyundai Tier I suppliers in Hwashin America and Hysco America to the area. Bell has also helped secure grants that made it possible to remove dilapidated houses and buildings from the city’s landscape, as well as grants to help improve housing in District 5 and throughout the city.

Bell, a retired educator in the Butler County Schools system, serves on the boards for the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Butler County Commission for Economic Development. He is a member of the Camellia City Civitan Club and has worked with the LBW Community College Scholarship Foundation.

He has been recognized as the John D. Murphy Man of the Year, the Greenville Advocate’s Person of the Year, Zeta’s Man of the Year and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Greenville.

The municipal election will be held Aug. 28.