“It just came time considering my age,” Minshew said. “I don’t have that same full-tilt energy that I did.”
In his nine years with the council, Minshew has presided over events such as Lyrics for Literacy and the Calhoun-Gordon County Library’s centennial celebration.
“I’m very proud of the council’s accomplishment’s,” he said, “In particular, the [GED] Wall of Honors.”
“It’s just going to be a terrible loss to the literary council,” said Retha Williams, community chairperson. “He’s been the bedrock of this council for nine years now. He has some really exceptional skills with public relations and organization.”
“His shoes will be big ones to fill,” she said.
“The Literacy Council is a very worthwhile and immediate element in the community,” Minshew said. “I hope it continues and succeeds even more in the future.”
“I’ll miss it,” he said.
Minshew’s resignation is effective at the end of the month.
“Wayne has graciously agreed to serve on the council as an advisory board member, to help orient his replacement during the transition period, and to lend his expertise in utilization of the media whenever special needs arise in the future,” Williams said.
The search for Minshew’s replacement is “in progress,” Williams said.
“The executive council has just begun looking for that,” she said. “We’re looking for somebody with a background in education, someone with some skills that Wayne had.”