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Huber awarded Key to City of Campbell

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Mayor Raymond Gunter with the City of Campbell, left, presents Ron Huber, right, with a prestigious award and a Key to the City during a special City Council meeting Monday night.
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Monday night was more than just a regular council meeting for the Mayor Raymond Gunter and his elected aldermen for the City of Campbell.

Gunter, along with City Clerk Randall Baker and councilmen Eddie Barnett, Drew Joyce, Rickie Holloway and councilwoman Jackie Pierce decided Monday would be the perfect opportunity to commend the City Accountant Ron Huber, who they asked to attend to help address financial and other business matters.

But in reality, the City had a little something up their sleeves. After addressing a few items on the agenda, such as approving the minutes from last month’s meeting and paying the bills, Mayor Gunter made a surprise announcement.

As he pulled out a plaque, Gunter asked Huber to join him front and center. Reading from the plaque, Gunter said “From the governing body of the City of Campbell, Mo., to Ronald F. Huber in appreciation for thirty years of service and dedication to the Campbell children and youth summer baseball programs, we present this plaque to you.”

Gunter went on to thank Huber for serving the community in many capacities, stemming from 1987 and continuing throughout the 2017 year. “We thank you for your dedication to the community and the children you have touched the lives of over the years,” Gunter said.

In addition to the Mayor and council, also present for the awards ceremony were: City Attorney Mike Mowrer, Chief of Police Tony Burke, City Engineer Rich Cochran, Code Enforcement Officer Seth Roso and Huber’s family Lisa and Clay Huber.

But before the ceremony was concluded, Mayor Gunter presented Huber with a key to the City, further acknowledging his 30-years of service.

“I am honored and blessed to have received these honors here tonight,” Huber said. “I have always enjoyed working with the youth and kids in all of their programs and I would do it all over in a second.”

Huber closed his acceptance speech by thanking Mayor Gunter, the Council and all of those involved in the night’s ceremony. “I am humbled and so honored to have been recognized,” he said. “Words can’t express my gratitude. “Thank you all.”

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