Dec. 20. Grace Mynatt, a long-time public servant in Cabarrus County, has announced her resignation from the County Commission, effective immediately.
Mynatt is 81 and ready “to appreciate that gift of time” and spend more time with family. She was elected to the Board of Education from 1993-2006 and recalled to fill a vacancy in 2011-2012, serving as both chair and vice chair during her tenure.
She was also elected to her second term as county commissioner in 2014. She previously served from 2006-2010, with one term as vice chair.
“Twenty-two years of unselfish service to the people of Cabarrus County is certainly something to celebrate and appreciate. I would like to personally thank Grace, not only for her service to Cabarrus County, but for being a mentor and example to me of exemplary public service,” said County Board Chairman Steve Morris.
A former teacher, she and her late husband, Ben, moved to Concord in 1976 when he purchased Ben Mynatt Chevrolet and, in addition to her teaching career, she held various positions in the family business, Ben Mynatt Megastore auto dealerships.
The Board of Commissioners will meet Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Cabarrus County Governmental Center to discuss the vacancy, with the possibility of either setting a process for filling the vacancy or filling the vacancy at that time. Morris invited qualified individual who would like their name considered for the vacancy call Clerk to the Board Megan Smit at 704-920-2109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by the start of the Dec. 28 meeting.