How do you convince a small town lawyer to join a school board when he refuses at first after being asked by several friends?
Through his mother.
At least that was the case for outgoing Dalton Board of Education member Steve Williams, a local attorney with the McCamy Law Firm who was first elected to the city school board in 2002.
“When was the last time you told your mother no?” Williams joked. “She called up one day and she told me, ‘You come from a long line of educators, you come from a long line of people who believe in public education. And I know you’ll do a good job.’”
The convincing worked. Now Williams, along with outgoing board member Mark Orr, is preparing to leave the board. Williams and Orr were recognized Monday night at City Hall during a ceremony at their last scheduled school board meeting.