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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Don and Mary Myers to Receive Mayor's Award of Excellence

Mayor's Award of Excellence

Mayor Randy White has named Don and Mary Myers the recipients of the 2018 Mayor’s Award of Excellence. The award was established in 2002 as a way to honor an individual, family, organization, or business that has contributed significantly to the Derby community. The award will be presented at the January 23 City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Derby City Hall, 611 Mulberry Rd.

Mr. and Mrs. Myers have been Derby residents for more than 40 years and have been committed to serving their community in many ways during that time. This award is for their sustained and devoted service to the Derby community. Some examples of their service are as follows:

  • Don spent 18 years (1993 to 2011) representing the 82nd District (which at that time included most all of the city of Derby) in the Kansas House of Representatives. As a state legislator, he served on multiple committees, including the House Utilities Committee for all 18 years. He also chaired either a committee or subcommittee for 16 sessions.
  • Don was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association and the Derby Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mary was a longtime real estate agent in the Derby community, assisting people in purchasing homes for 37 years.
  • Both Don and Mary are active members of South Rock Christian Church. Mary serves on the Board of Trustees, which helped procure land for the new site where the church is currently located.

“With their lifetime commitment to the Derby community, Don and Mary deserve this recognition,” said Mayor Randy White. “They set an example I would love to see others follow.”

For more information, please contact Jerry Myers, son of Don and Mary, at 303-547-8031.

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