BY MELANIE BUCK –
Michael Myers was appointed to the Mena Hospital Commission by the Mena City Council at their most recent meeting. Myers will fill the position left behind by the late Austin Emery, who served on the commission for 14 years and provided chaplain services at the hospital. Emery also served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He and his wife, Barbara, were married on August 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas. He soon began preaching and teaching in several Churches of Christ, which spanned over 50 years.
The remainder of the five-year term to be filled will expire on August 31, 2020.
Myers is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Union Bank of Mena where he has been employed for seventeen years. Myers has also been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1997. He also serves the RMCC Board of Trustees, Polk County Housing Authority Board, Union Bank of Mena Board, First National Bank of Paris, Arkansas Board, and plays guitar and bass for his church’s worship team at Christ Community Fellowship.
“I’m honored to take on the role that Mr. Emery filled. He put in a number of good years and I’m excited about the opportunity to pick up where he left off. The hospital is an institution that is vital to the success of our community and it’s a role I take very seriously. I’m excited to be a part of a great group of people that serves a well-run organization,” said Myers.