Dickey appointed to the commission

Gov. Ivey taps YMCA director for the post

Steven Dickey, executive director of the Brewton Area YMCA, has joined the Escambia County Commission after Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Commissioner David Stokes, who resigned his position Aug. 1.

Dickey, 56, will fill Stokes' unexpired term which ends in 2022. Dickey said he plans to seek the Republican nomination for the seat and a full four-year term in the 2022 election.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Dickey has worked for the YMCA since 1987. He worked at the Vicksburg, Miss., YMCA from 1987 to 1996, the Gainsville, Ga., YMCA from 1997 to 2001 and...