Rolla City Council member Gary Hicks (Ward 3), who has served on the Rolla City Council since April 18, 2005, will be recognized by Mayor Bill Jenks, III and the Rolla City Council for his service to the City at the Dec. 17, 2012 Rolla City Council meeting.
Councilman Hicks, who was recently elected to the position of District 2 Commissioner for Phelps County, is required to vacate his seat on the Rolla City Council. Councilman Hicks recently sent Mayor Jenks official notification of his resignation as Rolla City Councilman, Ward 3, effective Dec. 31, 2012.
"The opportunity to serve the residents of the City of Rolla has been a wonderful experience that I will forever treasure," said Hicks. "I wish to express my gratitude to all the members of the Rolla City Council both past and present; Mayor Bill Jenks; City Administrator John Butz; and all the Rolla City employees for their devotion to our community."
Mayor Jenks will present Councilman Hicks with a certificate of appreciation plaque at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting and thank him for his many years of service and dedication to the Council and Rolla community. Hicks, who is an active member of the community, has served on the Rolla City Council from 2005-2012.
"The City appreciates Councilman Hick's service on the Rolla City Council and the contributions he has made to the Rolla community," said Mayor Jenks. "His leadership and commitment to the Rolla community are greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with Gary in his role on the County Commission."
Mayor Jenks will appoint a new council representative of Ward 3 in the coming weeks to fill the remaining term of Councilman Hicks, whose term officially ends in April 2013.