Fayetteville Alderman Dorothy Small has announced her candidacy for re-election in the Nov. 6 city elections.
A three-term alderman, Small has served the City of Fayetteville for 12 years. During that time, she has served as vice mayor twice and served on several committees. Prior to first being elected to public office, she participated in the Leadership Lincoln program.
In 2006 and again in 2010, she attended the Elected Officials Academy, acquiring knowledge on the role of a city official and learning the function of the various departments within city government.
Small has worked in the community for many years. She retired from Lincoln Health System after having served for 40 years as a registered nurse, heading up the surgery and day surgery departments at Lincoln Medical Center. She continues to serve in this role by helping private citizens with transportation to varying appointments on occasion.
She is very active in St. Paul A.M.E. Church where she is a member of the steward board and president of the senior choir. She also recently attended the 13th Episcopal district’s annual conference and was selected to serve on the committee for social action. The committee keeps abreast of social issues and spreads awareness of these issues, as well as researches solutions which bring about equality in all walks of life.
Small has also been a part of the annual Fabulous Fifties Show off and on since the early ‘90s. The series of shows benefits the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, an area nonprofit that helps and supports cancer patients, survivors and their family members.
A widow, Small has one son, Eric, who lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Holly. They have one son, Henry, who is six years old. Eric works as a PTA with Life Care in Ooltewah, and Holly is an office manager.
“I would like to continue my work in public service in such a way that allows me to represent all the citizens of Fayetteville and Lincoln County,” she said, adding that she would appreciate the community’s support and vote in the November election.