WHEREAS, the Florence County Council has consistently recognized individuals who have contributed to the continued advancement and enrichment of Florence County; and
WHEREAS, Russell W. Culberson, while serving as the Florence County Council representative for Council District 6 September 16, 1993 through December 31, 2014, exemplified the true embodiment of the public servant through his steadfast service to his constituency; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure as a member of the Florence County Council, Mr. Culberson was a fervent supporter of the expansion of recreational activities/services, community parks and instrumental in the enhancements at numerous community parks and athletic complexes; an avid supporter of economic development for the County and the entire Pee Dee region, having served on the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments Board for over seven years; consistently supported funding for equipment necessary to assist the local/volunteer fire departments/rescue squads, County emergency services, and law enforcement to enable them to perform optimally; assisted with the expansion of the Florence County Library System into the various municipalities; supported the construction of the Florence County Animal Control Facility; a strong advocate for the provision of water/sewer into the rural areas of the County; and supported the construction of a new Florence County Museum; and,
WHEREAS, County Councilman Russell W. Culberson provided exemplary service to not only the citizens of Council District 6 but all of Florence County and the entire Pee Dee Region; his presence on Council and in our community will be sorely missed.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of Florence County, the Florence County Council, that this Tribute be offered in remembrance of THE HONORABLE RUSSELL W. CULBERSON for his commendable service to Florence County and its citizenry.
We thank you, Russell, for your leadership, guidance, commitment, hard work and your friendship.
Congratulations on a job well done. You will be greatly missed!
“Mr. Russell was always a positive role model to me from my very first day on County Council. I was always impressed with his ability to make tough decisions and always determine what was best for the entire County. His presence will be missed by all and his family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
“Russell Culberson was a great man who loved his life, his family, and his friends. His passion for public service was evident in all that he did. Russell will be truly missed and Florence County is, with out question, a better place because of him.”