December 19, 2004 -- Posted at 6:00 p.m. CST
JONESBORO -- Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell has served the city of Jonesboro for eighteen years.
Sunday afternoon, friends and family remembered his many years spent in office.
At a reception in Mayor Brodell's honor, glowing remarks were made about a man who dedicated so many years to the progress of the city.
Brodell says it has been both an honor and a pleasure to see Jonesboro turn into the thriving community is has become.
"I think what's going to be surprising is how soon we reach one hundred thousand in population,"said Brodell.
Brodell has played a huge part in Jonesboro's history, and now he is lending a helping hand to the man who will guide the city into the future.
"He's got such a vast knowledge in his head, and he's trying to get it over to me in a short amount of time," said Mayor-elect Doug Formon.
Even though Brodell won't hold the title as mayor anymore, he says his heart will always hold a special place for the city, and it's people who have made the last 18 years so unforgettable.