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Commissioners Choose Invocation Policy with Chaplain and Rotating Ministers


Last updated 9/3/2020 at 4:33pm

Pedro Lima

Lake Wales Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson said he would prefer city commission meetings begin with a moment of silence, but the mayor and other commissioners agreed at their Sept. 2 workshop to go forward with a new invocation policy that appoints an official chaplain and sets up a rotation list of local clergy volunteers when he is not available.

Commissioners will consider adopting a resolution formalizing the new policy at their Sept. 9 meeting. The resolution appoints Dr. James Moyer, who has been giving most of the city's invocations since 2009, as official chaplain. In the past the mayor...

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