A native of Commerce, Archie Chaney has served on the Council since 1983. Mr. Chaney is the son of the late Thelma Chaney and Archie D. Chaney, Sr. He is a graduate of Bryan High School, Jefferson and retired after 32 years of service with General Motors. Councilman Chaney is married to Vivian Pittman Chaney and has three children, Sonya Chaney Martin, Tracey Chaney Oliver, and Robin Chaney Daniel; he and Vivian have 6 grandchildren.
Mr. Chaney has served in many capacities throughout his political career including a five year term (1978-1983) on the Commerce Board of Education and was the Chairman of the Board in 1983. Archie served for 10 years as Mayor Pro Tem and is currently serving as Ward 1 Councilmember.
Councilman Chaney is a member and Deacon of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, serving as chairman of the Men's Day Fellowship Breakfast for over thirty years.
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