Atlanta, Texas Mayor Keith Crow passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 22, 2017, according to City Manager David Cockrell. Crow had served in his capacity as Mayor since May 2006.
Cockrell said the loss is just tremendous to the community and city staff, ” Keith was a very active leader in our community, in civic organizations and in the church,” Crockrell said.
“May Crow’s love for his community was evident in all that he did, ” Cockrell said. “I worked with Keith for eight years and Atlanta was his passion-he was a hands-on Mayor who enjoyed planning public improvements.” Cockrell added, “anyone that knew Keith loved his sense of humor, his laughter, and his love of life. I’m privileged to have worked with him, and honored to have been his friend.”
Cockrell said the City Council will work over the next 30 days to appoint a replacement on the board.