At the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting Dec. 17, commissioners recognized Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador as the longest-serving commissioner in the county's history—totaling 26 years this year, according to a representative from Meador's office.

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack called the court's attention to the matter.

"We have failed to recognize my friend, Commissioner Mike Meador, as the longest-serving commissioner in the history of Montgomery County, and that happened this year," Noack said. "So hats off to you."

Meador has served as commissioner since 1993 and is set to retire after this term. The Republican primary election will be March 3.

"Thank you very much. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Maybe not every minute," Meador said amid laughter.

In other news, commissioners approved Montgomery County Toll Road Authority's fiscal year 2020 budget—a first for the county, Budget Officer Amanda Carter said. For FY 2020, the budget allocates $5,272,250 in revenue and $5,109,550 in expenses.

The budget can be viewed here.