McKenney Honored for Years of Service
The City of Rector paid tribute former recorder/treasurer Lowell McKenney prior to the start of Monday's City Council meeting. McKenney, in attendance with wife, Deanne, joined Mayor David Freeman before the Council and others in attendance. Freeman presented McKenney with a plaque in appreciation of his seven years of service as recorder/treasurer, with the engraving featuring the dates McKenney served in the office, March 1, 2005 through Dec. 31, 2012.
"Lowell, on behalf of the City of Rector, the Council and its employees, I want to thank you for your years of service," Freeman said.
"Thank you for this," McKenney said. "I truly appreciate it."
McKenney noted he had worked with "good people" during his tenure with the city and is proud of the friendships which grew out of his work.
The McKenneys continue to reside in Rector and maintain active lifestyles through a number of outdoor projects.
Though no longer officially serving as recorder/treasurer, McKenney has worked closely with Sheila Dale, who took over the position in January. McKenney also has offered to lend his knowledge and experience in future situations, should the need arise.
"I'm happy to help the mayor, Council and the City of Rector if I can," McKenney said.
Those gathered Monday evening applauded McKenney for his efforts, and appeared genuinely happy to see him acknowledged.