ST. CLAIRSVILLE The St. Clairsville city council said farewell to Council President Pat Bruhn, who closed out a term of service longer than two decades. She has served on council since 1992 and as president since 1996. Council members passed a resolution recognizing her service and dedication to the city, congratulating her and expressing gratitude.
Mayor Robert Vincenzo reflected on their 22 years of service together.
"She has been the right hand person to me," he said, praising her integrity. "You have always been the example of doing the right thing at all times."
He wished her well.
"With all of my good feelings toward you, I wish you all the best in your retirement from our community. You still are a great citizen and we know you still have the city of St. Clairsville for a home."
"It has been my pleasure to sit here with Pat for 22 years," said Service Director Dennis Bigler. "What a great, great council president she has been. She has a quiet steady demeanor. I think it's worked well for the city over the years, and when she speaks, you listen."
"You've been a good teacher," said Council Member Terry Pugh, who will take the chair as council president. "I will strive to follow in your footsteps. Thank you for everything you've done for me."
"I'm going to miss you at all the meetings," said Council Member Frank Sabatino. "Someone who epitomizes the pride of St. Clairsville."
"Thank you for your service here. Your heart's always been with St. Clairsville," said Council Member Terry Jones.
"It's been a joy working with you the short period of time I've been here," said Council Member Libby Heintzelman.
"I congratulate you on the job you did all these years," said Council Member Jim Weisgerber. "You've been a good leader for us."
"I congratulate you on your retirement," said Council Member John Brukmir.
"I've appreciated working with you Pat, for about 12 years now," said Planning and Zoning Administrator Tom Murphy.
"I love this city and everyone in it," Bruhn said. "Thank you for the kind words.
"It's been a wonderful 22 years. It's a wonderful city and I've loved serving it. Every minute," she said, adding noting the improvements and advancements in town. She will continue to work at Harvey Goodman's office. "I've lived here all my life. I raised my kids here. I graduated high school here. I just love this city."
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