Mr. and Mrs. Andy Elder hosted a farewell party at their home for Councilwoman Beverly Hatcher on Friday night. Beverly Hatcher served as a Turlock City Councilwoman for the last time at the November 18th Turlock City Council Meeting.
Beverly Hatcher will not be able to attend the December 9, 2008 meeting when the two new Councilwomen will be seated so Mayor John Lazar presented Beverly Hatcher with a proclamation on Friday night. The proclamation states Hatcher’s service to the city and community while expressing the Mayor’s personal appreciation and friendship.
TurlockCityNews.com will have an in depth interview with Beverly Hatcher soon.
This is the Mayor’s proclamation and then a letter from Beverly Hatcher to the community.
IN RECOGNITION OF
CITY OF TURLOCK COUNCILMEMBER
FEBRUARY 13, 2001 – DECEMBER 9, 2008
WHEREAS, Beverly Hatcher has served this community well for many years in numerous capacities, including 8 years as a board member of the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation, 6 years as a member of the City of Turlock Planning Commission, and nearly 9 years as a member of the Turlock City Council; and
WHEREAS, these years of service have been marked by exemplary dedication to the best interests of the community as she worked constantly for the betterment of its economic, cultural and aesthetic development; and in particular, her interest in the arts has proven to be of great assistance to the City during these many years; and
WHEREAS, she will be remembered for her voice of wisdom and the tenderness and compassion shown to all people in all walks of life; and
WHEREAS, she has earned the admiration and high regard of those with whom she has come into contact, and the affection of her fellow public servants, who are proud to call her “friend,” particularly this Mayor; and
WHEREAS, her performance of the duties and responsibilities of a member of City Council has been characterized by excellent and constructive contributions to municipal government in our city.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN LAZAR, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Turlock, and on behalf of all our citizens of the City of Turlock, do hereby express our sincere appreciation and thanks to BEVERLY HATCHER for her distinguished service to the community, and highly commend her for the manner in which she has carried out her duties and responsibilities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, JOHN LAZAR, Mayor of Turlock, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Turlock to be affixed this 21st day of November, 2008.
JOHN LAZAR, MAYOR
City of Turlock, County of Stanislaus,
State of California
Letter From: Beverly Hatcher
Tuesday night was my final official meeting as a council member for Turlock. I would like to thank the residents for the privilege of serving our great community for 14 years — six years as a planning commissioner and eight as a council member. It has truly been an amazing journey. I am proud of all my decisions, though some have been more difficult than others.
I would sincerely like to thank city staff for their assistance whenever I needed answers, directions or advice. Turlock should be very proud of its staff. I worked with two exceptional city managers, Steve Kyte and Tim Kerr. I have also worked with two great and honorable mayors. I have learned from Curt Andre the power of a well-balanced city and the quiet guidance of a fine and dedicated public servant. From John Lazar I have learned the valuable art of compromise. Both men have been exceptionally ethical human beings, and it has been an honor for me to serve with them.
I would also like to congratulate our two new council members, Mary Jackson and Amy Bublak. Both have worked very hard and are bright young women. I know they will do their best for Turlock.