Elizabeth 'Beth' Davis-Kavelman honored for service
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[March 19, 2010]
At the start of Tuesday
evening's Lincoln City Council meeting, the last meeting of the
fiscal year, Mayor Elizabeth "Beth" Davis-Kavelman was honored. The
mayor did not seek office in the last election.
(Mayor Davis-Kavelman receives plaque from Alderwoman Neitzel.)
Alderwoman Wanda Lee Rohlfs read a resolution acknowledging and
thanking the mayor for her years of service to the city. Then
Alderwoman Marty Neitzel presented her with a plaque. She was also
presented a framed photo to be added to the mayoral wall in council
Davis-Kavelman began her service as mayor on May 1,
2001, and will finish her term on May 4 of this year, for a total of
eight years. Prior to being elected mayor, she spent 16 years as the
council's clerk and recorder, from June 13, 1982, to April 30, 1998,
making a total of 24 years of service to the city.
With several family members present for the event, including
husband Tom Kavelman, who was hospitalized last week, Davis-Kavelman,
the city's 40th mayor, thanked the council and offered best wishes
to Mayor-elect Keith Snyder.
"I just want to thank you all," she said. "It's been a very
rewarding experience, and very challenging. I think we've made
Lincoln a better place to live and work in the last eight years.
We've accomplished a lot, and I hope Keith will continue on doing
good things for our community. It's been fun. I've made lots of
friendships that I hope will continue on. God bless all of you, and
[By NILA SMITH]
Mayor Davis-Kavelman's picture goes on the wall next to former Mayor Joan