The Honorable Roy M. Gladding, Mayor of Tappahannock and member of the Tappahannock Rotary Club, was guest speaker at the September 10th meeting. Mayor Gladding's presentation included a snapshot of population, employment, budget, public works, and the business climate for the 280 businesses in the town of 2,400 citizens surrounded by Essex County. He said that although the area was hit hard in the last economic downturn, "overall it's in good shape for a small town." A lively Q&A discussion followed. Thank you for your service, Monty! We're honored to have you as a member of TRC.