By Jean A. Flanagan
“There is nothing wrong with conflicts of interests. You are here because you represent the interests of a particular group. What’s wrong is when you hide or ignore conflicts of interest.”
Scott Somerville, an attorney with the law firm of Bowers & Bowers PLLC in Franklin addressed the Hardy County Rural Development Authority Board of Directors at the Aug. 11 meeting.
“The board has talked about getting some legal guidance on things like confidentiality and conflicts of interest, so I asked Scott to come an make a presentation,” said RDA Director Mallie Combs.