Lizzie Peoples Enters Race For City Mayor – Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Lizzie M. Peoples has announced her candidacy for mayor of Shelbyville. The municipal election is scheduled for November 8 and early voting will begin on October 19.
Peoples is a Marshall County native and a graduate of Marshall County High School. She attended Motlow State Community College and Area Vocational School (now Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville).
Peoples majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She also attended Pensacola Christian College while teaching preschool for Victory Baptist Academy in Shelbyville. In 2012, she retired from Jostens, where she served on the Jostens Community Outreach Representatives Committee (JCAR), a committee that awards grants to local schools, colleges, and organizations. Peoples is a former member of the Bedford County School Board and is currently a substitute teacher for the Bedford County School System.
Another local government involvement includes serving on the City Beer Board and the ADA Board. Peoples was a member of the Kiwanis club. She also serves her community with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR.)
Active members of Victory Baptist, Peoples and her husband, Clyde, have been married for 57 years. They have 2 daughters, Brenda and Tracie, who are both Shelbyville Central High School graduates and college graduates.
Peoples said her greatest accomplishments in her life, besides her daughters, are her 3 grandchildren, two twins who are juniors at Middle Tennessee State University and a grandchild who is currently a sophomore at Cascade High. School.
When asked why she was running in the November 8 election, she replied, “I want to work to continue the growth of our city that the current administration has started. Our current Mayor and City Council have worked tirelessly to create a new industry and I want to pick up that gauntlet and carry it further so that our children grow up in a big city. The relationship between city and county mayors is an important aspect of this growth. »
Peoples said she believes elected officials should be “good stewards of taxpayers’ money.” Government grants have been written and awarded in the millions to the city of Shelbyville, she explained.
She added, “I want to follow that leadership and work to write grants for the city of Shelbyville. Any grant awarded saves taxpayers money and gives the city council the ability to allocate funds wisely. »
Peoples said it is the responsibility of the Mayor and Shelbyville City Council to work effectively for all citizens.
“Due to the current inflation in our country, it is more important than ever that our city leaders spend taxpayer dollars wisely and I will work hard to make our local government as fiscally conservative as possible. “