Bagby takes oath of office, rejoins Destin City Council
DESTIN — Jim Bagby officially rejoined the City Council on Monday night.
That’s when he took the oath of office from state Rep. Patt Maney, R-Shalimar, after having won the city’s special election in July. Bagby will serve on the council until Nov. 21, 2022, which marks the end of the four-year term of former Councilman Skip Overdier.
Overdier resigned from the council at the end of April because he and his wife were moving out of state.
In May, the council unanimously agreed to appoint former Councilman Chatham Morgan to temporarily fill the council seat left vacant by Overdier. Morgan was sworn in to office in early June and served until Bagby was sworn in to office.
Bagby is a 22-year Destin resident and 24-year Army veteran who previously served on the council from 2006 to 2014. He also is a former town manager of Rosemary Beach and former executive director of the Walton County Tourist Development Council.
In other business Monday, the council unanimously agreed to appoint Councilman Dewey Destin to serve as the city’s new representative on the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.
He will take over that role from Councilwoman Teresa Hebert, who resigned from the TDC last week.
In a July 28 email to County Commission Chairman Carolyn Ketchel and TDC Chairman Ken Wampler, Hebert asked for her resignation to be accepted and take effect immediately, but she did not say why she was resigning.
Near the end of Monday’s meeting, Hebert said she resigned because she would not be able to attend an upcoming TDC session involving the possible county bed tax district expansion and wanted to make sure it was attended by a City Council representative.
Destin City Councilmen Rodney Braden and Johnny King did not attend Monday’s meeting. The board granted Braden’s request for an excused absence because of a personal matter.